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Hooda plans three Gurgaon clones

Learning a lesson from the fact that Gurgaon’s proximity to south Delhi and international airport were the two main reasons behind the city’s growth, Haryana government is all set to create three more similar cities in Delhi’s vicinity. These would be within the range of 60 kilometres from Delhi with the closest one being the Jahangirpuri-Badli.

“If you ask me what is the reason behind Gurgaon’s development in comparison to Faridabad, i will say it is the city’s proximity to south Delhi. To repeat the success, we are planning to create three new cities in close proximity to the capital,” Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told Times City.

The chief minister said the three new cities would follow the private-public partnership (PPP) model as it was in the case of Gurgaon.

“We can’t deny the fact that private players had played an important role in the emergence of Gurgaon and hence we will follow that model,” said Hooda. “We want to create the towns just on the lines of Gurgaon.” It is worth mentioning that in the emergence of Gurgaon as a major town in north India, private developers have played significant role.

The three planned cities are Samalkha on GT Road, Sampla on Delhi-Rohtak Road and Jahangirpuri-Badli near Kundli. Director, town and country planning (DTCP) S S Dhillon, said the development plan for Sampla and Jahangirpuri-Badli would be out in next three months.

“There would be a public notification and once the plan is out then only the developers would show interest,” said Dhillon. He also said that the plan for the third city would be follow soon.

Sources said that while the notified area for development would be nearly 10,000 acres in case of Jahangirpuri-Badli, the other two cities would be developed on a notified area of 5,000 acres each.

“The future development would not be focused only on residential sector. The demarcation of land use would be done as per the norms laid for town planning. Once the notification is out, everything would be clear.

But one thing is sure that we are looking at private developers,” one source said. He said that the cities would witness major development in next 5-10 years.


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