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Almost 48 per cent of Haryana's revenue accrue from Gurgaon by way of excise duty, sales tax, stamp duty and registration...
- Gurgaon is one of the four suburbs of the National Capital Region of Delhi. It is the second largest city in Haryana. It is also called the Millennium City with its vast array of malls, hi-tech offices, and plush residential spaces.
- Gurgaon is the industrial and financial nerve centre of Haryana. It has witnessed the third largest increase in per capita income in India after Chandigarh and Mumbai.
- A number of corporate houses, multinational companies and public sector companies in India have set up their base in the city. Amongst the first corporate settlers in the city were Maruti Udyog and Hero Honda who set up their plants in the city. GE set up office in 1997 and since then there has been no looking back. Gurgaon is also a preferred outsourcing hub.
- Gurgaon is a thriving real-estate hub of the country with all the leading real-estate developers operating in full swing.
- Almost 45-48 per cent of Haryana's revenue accrues from Gurgaon by way of excise duty, sales tax, stamp duty and registration.
- As per official records, Gurgaon's population has increased from some 870,539 in census 2001 to 1,514,085 in census 2011. As per reliable sources, the current population of Gurgaon is estimated to be close to 2.5 million. This is expected to grow to 4.3 million by 2020.
- The responsibility of electricity supply and distribution rests with Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVNL), one of the two power distribution utilities in Haryana. The number of electricity connections in Gurgaon is close to 0.4 million and this accounts for 18 per cent of DHBVNL's total connection base. In contrast, 40 per cent of DHBVNL's revenues is from Gurgaon. Power demand in Gurgaon during the summer months peaks to 170-175 lakh units.
- The function of water supply and distribution as well as sewerage system is under the Haryana Urban Development Authority. At present, Gurgaon needs nearly 200 million litres of water per day (MLD). Of this, 144 MLD comes through canals and another 55 MLD is drawn out as groundwater. This caters to a per capita average of 89 litres a day for the population of 2.5 million. Over 3,000 manufacturing units in Gurgaon consume a major share of this. Currently, only 7 per cent of the total wastewater is being recycled.
- Roads fall under the ambit of multiple agencies, including the Haryana Urban Development Authority, builders, the erstwhile Gurgaon Municipal Committee, the National Highways Authority of India and private concessionaires. (The six-lane Delhi-Gurgaon expressway on NH-8 has been constructed and maintained by DS Constructions).
- For administrative purposes, Gurgaon is a district within the state of Haryana. It is broadly divided into New Gurgaon, Old Gurgaon and Patuadi. The deputy commissioner is in charge of general administration of the district.
- Some of the major ongoing infrastructure projects in Gurgaon are:
- Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project
- Rapid Metro Rail project
- Four-laning of Gurgaon-Faridabad project
- KMP Expressway
- The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon was constituted on June 2, 2008. It elected municipal councilors for the first time in elections held in May 2011.