The hi-rise Mini Secretariat complex which houses the offices of district magistrate, deputy commissioner of police and several other officials involved in dealing with pubic has faulty lifts and no ramp or any facility for physically challenged.
Even though these facilities are mandatory for all the government buildings having offices related to public dealings, the authorities seem to be least concerned about stray dogs keeping a watch on visitors, beggars getting brisk business and handicapped and elderly people dragging themselves on the stairs.
Manohar Singh, who came to the Mini Secretariat for registration of his vehicle, said: “These are the corridors of power but in shambles. I have not seen lift ever working here. If some old person is here because of one or the other reason than his family members help him to reach different levels but officials are least bothered about it.”
Another visitor Jagdev Singh said: “The administration seems to be waiting for something serious to happen. Dogs are common sight here and beggars actually harass several times. I complained about it before police officials and some office staff here but no one bothers.”
Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena, said: “I know that there is a problem of lift, beggars and stray dogs at Mini Secretariat. When I joined, not even a single lift was working but now two of them are working and for others, I have written a letter to higher officials and soon we would have more working lifts here.”
He said: “I have noticed the problem of beggars and stray dogs and I have asked the officials to look into the matter.”