An illegal private taxi stand on a vacant plot in DLF phase 2 has become a nuisance, alleged residents. The drivers allegedly urinate and take bath in the open and play loud music at night. Residents are planning to hold a protest and meet the administration if the situation does not change soon.
Qutab Enclave Residents Welfare Association (QERWA), the oldest RWA in DLF City, has taken up the case of the unauthorised taxi stand on the M-1 lane in DLF City 2. The vacant plot on which taxis are parked is near the entrance from the Jacaranda Marg where several corporate offices are situated.
Women of block M are not feeling secure and have complained to the RWA members to take action against the drivers. Residents said they will protest against the illegal parking if no action is taken within 10 days.
“The drivers gather on the road in our block; they play music throughout the night in the parked cabs, and often urinate on the road. More than 40 cabs are parked at a time. The drivers play cards in the park and take bath in the open, which makes us uncomfortable,” Sapna Sehrawat of DLF City phase 2 said.
Another resident, Ruchi Yadav, said, “Evenings are worse for us. We have skipped going to the park and started going to other blocks to avoid these drivers”.
Residents alleged that despite repeated reminders, the authorities do not give heed to their complaints.
Ramesh Yadav, vice-president, QERWA, said, “We have been writing to the authorities regarding the illegal parking of cabs but authorities pay no heed to our problem. If the ongoing problem is not controlled, it can get worse, and residents and cab drivers might get into a tiff”.
Police said they have asked the patrolling team to ensure no cab drivers are creating nuisance in the area. “The cab drivers are given strict instructions to not play loud music and to maintain peace in the area. We will ensure the cab drivers do not play loud music nor park on the road in the residential areas. Any residents facing a problem should immediately report the incident to the police control room (100) or the nearest police station (0124- 2566387),” DCP (east), Deepak Saharan, said.