Residents of Sector 21 are suffering from stench emanating from a heap of garbage dumped on an empty plot for the past many days. Despite several complaints, neither Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) nor Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has come to their rescue. It seems that the two government bodies are engaged only in passing the buck on each other.
“Garbage has been dumped on an empty plot near my house for the past 15 days. It emits foul smell making us difficult to live in the area,” said Dr Deepak Bhatia, a resident.
The smell emanating from the pile of garbage lying on a disputed plot has forced the residents to keep their doors and windows closed. “We feel as if we are under house arrest as it is very difficult for us to open windows and doors for fresh air,” said another resident.
The area is slowly turning into a breeding ground for mosquitoes. As the monsoon has arrived, the garbage is becoming a nuisance for the residents with no civic authority willing to clean up the mess.
The residents have repeatedly complained to the MCG which then sent them to Huda as the area is not under their jurisdiction. According to people, Huda officials have refused to accept their complaints, saying it is not their responsibility.
Narender Kumar Yadav, estate officer 1 under whom this sector falls, could not be contacted for comments despite several attempts.