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MCG Councillors of Gurgaon discusses the roadblocks to development
As the Lok Sabha elections is looming big in front of India, it is a time to reflect on the past elections and how the elected candidates have helped the citizen. If we look at Gurgaon, Councillors play a big part in the enhancement of communities and they form an important part of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).
Talking to two Councillors about their achievements and their association with MCG, we tried to get a glimpse of the candidates and how they work after being elected and the roadblocks they face.

Mangat Ram Bagri (Councillor)

'' I believe in 24 hours service to the people of Gurgaon. People can call me at any hour and I am always willing to address their issues. There are around 300 lanes in my ward and when I came as an elected member of the MCG, there was no water, no road facilities and no sewage facilities.

Working since 2011, till date I have atleast got some improvements. If you ask me in percentage, 70 percent of road problems have been resolved; 90 percent sewage problems and water problems has been resolved altogether. Recently a 2.5 crore tender for roads have been passed. I have also improved the road from Jai Cinema to Gurgaon Railway station. 10 Crore was invested in street lights in this area and a lot of work has been accomplished till date.''

Mangat Ram Bagri has an interesting take on the MCG:

''I am more concerned about public interest. The superiors of MCG's attention is less on development of our city. I had once suggested the making of a flyover in Gurgaon to PC Meena but he had laughed it off saying that the entire bugdet will be over on one project and these are not my issues but that of the MLA's.''

R S Rathee (Councillor)

''Works are under progress, but we have a lot like the completion of Community Centre, Panchayat Bhavan, water line. Underground tanks have also been completed, while Valmiki Chaupal is under construction.

Construction of roads and sewage is under approval by higher authorities. The Act doesn't have much power and the engineer wing doesn't work. The dedication required by them is missing and they have adopted the bureaucratic way of handling things. We have to push them in order to get things done.''

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