‘Poor maintenance’ irks Gurgaon Sushant Lok 1 residents

  • Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: May 23, 2016 01:38 IST
Residents of Block C in Sushant Lok-1 held a meeting in the park of the locality on Sunday morning to discuss various problems. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Residents of Block C in Sushant Lok-1 held a meeting in the park of the locality on Sunday morning to discuss alleged inadequate infrastructure in their area and poor maintenance of facilities.

The meeting was attended by residents, members of executive committee and residents’ welfare association (RWA) members. Executive committee acts as a mediator between the residents and the RWA.

The residents highlighted various problems such as bad condition of roads and streetlights, poor quality of supply water and lack of safety. The residents alleged that they have been raising the issue with the developer and the administration over the past eight years, but no action has been taken so far.

Some of the major problems raised by them were related to the takeover of the colony by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), pathetic condition of roads and electrical infrastructure and alleged lack of transparency in the functioning of Sushant Lok-1 resident welfare association (SLRWA).

Residents said they pay house tax to the MCG and some of this money should be spent on the development of the area. “Why can’t the MCG spend some money and repair the road and the community centre. If we are paying the tax, we should get the basic facilities,” said Sumit Bhatia, a resident.

Residents alleged that due to the inability of the SLRWA to suggest concrete solution to these problems, they have “lost trust” in the elected body.

“The condition of roads and streetlights is pathetic. There are frequent power cuts and the quality of water is bad. We have been complaining about these problems for several years,” said Neelu Sharma, (co-founder) of the Residents United, a body of residents.

Some residents alleged that despite paying a high maintenance charges, the infrastructure of the locality is poor. RWA members, meanwhile, claimed that almost 50% of the residents do not pay maintenance charges, making it difficult for them to bear expenses and carry out the maintenance work.

A K Nagpal, president of SLRWA, said, “We have held many meetings with the builder and the MCG. Two months ago, the MCG gave the builder a month’s notice to carry out repair work, but it is yet to be done.”

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