Residents to protest against dumping of waste

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2016 01:46 IST
Construction debris is dumped along the Pahariwala road opposite Le Meridien Hotel. (Abhinav Saha/HT Photo)

Residents of the upscale condominiums of the city have launched an online campaign against the rampant dumping of construction debris along the Pahariwala road opposite Le Meridien Hotel.

Residents are also planning to stage a massive protest on May 1 at the same stretch of the road.

Several residents had recently met the commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon and the police commissioner of Gurgaon. However, both have expressed helplessness in tackling the problem.

“The debris is now being dumped even deeper into the forest as the trucks and tractors have created paths. It is not only an ugly sight but is also killing the trees and the Aravallis. The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), MCG and the Gurgaon police (whose patrol booth is only a few metres away) turning a blind eye to the problem,” said Neeraj Seth, a resident of the area, who has initiated the online campaign.

The civic group titled ‘Green Gurgaon’ was formed on April 20 and within a week over 40,000 people joined to work for the cause.

The online campaign, which was started by a group of residents from Belaire in DLF-5, has now spread to various upscale condominiums, including Hamilton Court, Regency Park-2, Windsor Court, Uniworld Gardens, Silver Oaks, Pinnacle, The Verandas, The Aralias, La Lagune, Vipul Belmonte, Atlantis, Aravali Retreat, Central Park-1, Jalvayu Towers, Orlav Court, The Ivy, Jan Pratinidhi Apartments, Park Heights and residential colonies like DLF-1, DLF-2, DLF-3, Sector 54, Sector 55, Aardee City and others.

“We are determined to take up this fight by running a teaser campaign. It would add more teeth to our initiative,” said Seth.

In January, the district administration set up a special investigation team to probe the issue.

The SIT pressed for installing signboards and CCTV cameras. However, residents have claimed that construction waste is still being dumped in the area.

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