Residents of Palam Vihar are upset over the administration’s indifference towards poor road conditions and encroachment on pavements.
The posh locality of Millennium City houses several retired army personnel and IAS officers.
“There is large-scale encroachment on both sides of the road. Building material suppliers and automobile workshops are blatantly extending their activity on the road,” said Ravi Wahi, one of the residents.
He said the indifference of authorities concerned towards the area is inexplicable. “Do we not pay taxes? Whose doors should we knock for a clean and healthy living?”
Another resident said the roads of the colony are unusable due to waterlogging and potholes. “Roads were recarpeted over a month ago but it has already developed potholes.
Despite the Haryana Urban Development Authority’s (Huda) claim of having carried out repairs, sewer water is flowing on to the road. The problem has worsened,” he said.
The authority also admits poor road conditions but says it is unable to fix the problem due to frequent rains.
“We cannot start repairing roads during monsoon. We remove encroachments, but they return the moment we turn our backs. We impose fines on vendors and even seize their goods,” said Nitin Yadav, Huda administrator.