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Dark stretches, liquor vend a big worry

gurgaon Updated: Jun 06, 2013 00:58 IST
HT Correspondent

The strategic advantage of being located on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway means little to residents of Sector 30-based Raheja Atlantis when they step out of their gated community.

Absence of adequate streetlights, stray pigs roaming outside the society and security concerns over a liquor vend on a green belt near the society and a beer factory close to the residential complex are among various problems faced by the residents.

Locals say trucks that line up outside the factory are a major nuisance. "When I bought this house, I was told that the factory has been ordered to be shut. Since it is situated in the middle of a residential area, it is a major security hassle for us," said Karunesh Bhalla, a resident.

"With poor lighting on the road and several trucks parked in the vicinity, security is a major concern for us. Maids working in the locality face problems using the stretch," said Inderjeet Kaur, another resident.

Moreover, residents are not happy with the way the society's maintenance is being handed over to the RWA. "The directorate of town & country planning department (DTCP) has directed the handover of the society to the RWA. However, the DTCP should give guidelines and the procedure detailing how the handover must take place," says Kapil Gupta, RWA president.

With six towers that house 268 apartments and four villas, the residents' welfare association (RWA) has also applied for an extension.

Gupta said that there is no check on the way the developer, Raheja Developers, is conducting the handover. "The deed of declaration does not match the layout plan. There is a gap in the facilities promised and those made available to us. This makes it difficult to accept the handover," he explained.

Asked about the gap in the delivery of services, a spokesperson for Raheja Developers said: "All the promised facilities have been provided. We have told them umpteen number of times in the past five years that they can hire an independent auditor/architect to verify any doubt they have regarding the property."

"We are ready to hand over the maintenance and have held meetings with the residents. We are waiting for a response from the residents," he added.