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Huda administrator looks to MDI students for solutions to city’s woes

Haryana Urban Development Authority administrator is now looking to students for ideas to untangle the traffic snarls on city roads.

Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator is now looking to students for ideas to untangle the traffic snarls on city roads.

Speaking at an interactive session organised by the Management Development Insitute (MDI) on Monday,Huda administrator Praveen Kumar urged the students to come up with innovative ways to break the traffic lock jams in a scientific manner.

At the session aimed at fostering citizens’ effort in developing the city,Kumar highlighted the problems and the drawbacks of the city and sought the active support of its residents in developing Gurgaon.

“We need two things — creative minds and the involvement of the youth to develop Gurgaon and take it to new heights. Gurgaon should be an example of a good public-private partnership model. India will be urbanised up to 50 to 60 per cent in the next 20 years and Gurgaon should set an example for other cities,” he told students.

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Admitting that there were a lot of things which needed to be developed in the city,Kumar said that,presently, small plots within the city were not being utilised properly.

“The city has many drawbacks such as waterlogging,lack of water storage,power shortage and traffic congestion. But to overcome these problems we need the active participation of students and the public,” Kumar said.

The session turned lively with students pitching in with questions and views as soon as Kumar ended his talk. The students shared their views on how to develop Gurgaon in a proper manner.

MDI officials said that students of the Financing and Managing Infrastructural Development Department of the MDI will come up with a series of ideas to solve the problems plaguing the city and submit it to Huda.

Praveen Kumar has been in the limelight since his arrival in Gurgaon from Faridabad where he was the deputy commissioner. A couple of days ago,the Huda administrator slapped a peon after he found out that the peon was collecting bribe on behalf of other senior officials.

On November 21,Kumar had beat himself with his shoe during an anti-encroachment drive in an attempt to control a volatile situation after the locals in the area turned violent and accused him of carrying out the eviction drive with ulterior motives.