Gurugram 2.0 on the cards!

Fri, 2019-12-06 14:28 -- SCC India Staff


The Government of Haryana is sketching the blueprint of a “Dream City”, an urban settlement flanking Gurugram in the south. The proposed city is being touted as Gurugram 2.0 and is conceived to ease pressures of urbanization on Delhi and Gurugram. The new urban center is proposed to come up on about 50,000 hectares of 159 villages of Rewari, Gurgaon and Mewat. The city would be developed as a Smart City with a comfortable living environment – shaded streets and ample space of pedestrians.

A meeting of the core group comprising top officials of Town and Country Planning, Industries, Urban Local Bodies, Development and Panchayat departments and Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority was held in October before the assembly elections to seek inputs on the draft interim report prepared by the project consultant, AECOM India. The master plan of the new city was being worked out, officials said, with an eye on the year 2040. AECOM had also conducted a kick off and inception meeting of the project in May 2019, which was chaired by Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister.

“The new city adjoining Gurugram is a major step towards planned urbanization along the KMP expressway and alleviating pressures on the existing urban centers in the region,’’ said an official.

Outgoing Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Devender Singh said that the government plans a comprehensive review of the project soon. “The suggestions of the core group members will be incorporated before the next round of deliberations,’’ Singh said.

He said the proposed new city adjoining Gurugram was a part of State Government’s larger plan to set up five cities along the alignment of KMP expressway in the national capital region (NCR). A Panchgram Development Authority will be set up to fast track the projects. New cities will act as new urban centres and also open opportunities for trade and commerce