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Residents approach authorities over liquor vend on green belt

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, May 23, 2013
First Published: 02:44 IST(23/5/2013) | Last Updated: 02:45 IST(23/5/2013)

Residents of G Block in DLF City Phase 1, led by the area councillor, have urged the financial commissioner and principal secretary of the Haryana government for removing a liquor vend near the block’s green belt. They had shot off a letter to the authorities on May 13.

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“Residents of G Block and nearby areas want the liquor vend on the green belt of the Gurgaon-Faridabad expressway removed. The vend near the MG/Golf Course Link Road has been running since April. We have already submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner PC Meena, but no action has been taken against it so far,” said Rama Rani Rathee, councillor, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).

The residents are opposed to the vend as a playschool is situated less than 100 metres away. At night, this vend becomes a full-fledged bar, with additional seating arrangements on the green belt and kiosks selling eatables. It poses a security threat to residents.

“Some residents asked  liquor vendor Vijender Yadav with whose permission he had set up the shop. He said he had acquired the shop through an auction and if the government asked him to move the shop, he would,” said GB Singh, a resident.

The Punjab and Haryana HC had passed an order dated January 30, 2009, saying, “The green belt shall not be put to any other use by the director except where any statutory authority like the NHAI decides to utilise and earmark the green belt and spaces along the road for widening of such roads.”


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