Green belts are present not only for the purpose of protecting sensitive areas to maintain ecological balance, but are also be found in urban areas so as to act as a sink for the harmful gases released by industries operating in the area. Keeping this in mind, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has planned to hold a meeting with residents and developers in sectors 58–115 to come up with a comprehensive plan for the development of green belts in the area.
Previously, several resident welfare associations in the new sectors had raised the issue with authorities that green belts had not been developed in their areas. Now, GMDA chief V Umashanker has directed the urban planning division of GMDA to execute the plan. In order to develop the green belts, the district town planner (DTP) will conduct a survey of the right of way (ROW) of all roads in sectors 58-115 and identify all encroachments there. Meanwhile, a similar plan has been devised for protecting the green belts in the sectors 1-57, as well.
Additionally, GMDA has constituted a committee that will regularly monitor land, roads and green belts under its ownership and take necessary action for removal of encroachments. The team will work with the DTCP officials and the police department to carry out anti-encroachment drives in these areas.