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Slums eat into green patch; gangs snatch away their peace

Frequent incidents of theft and snatching in the recent past have shaken the residents of G-Block of DLF Phase 1. Divya Sethi reports.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 02, 2012 00:51 IST
Divya Sethi

Frequent incidents of theft and snatching in the recent past have shaken the residents of G-Block of DLF Phase 1.


Not only this, the residents have been complaining about shortage of water and poor condition of roads for the past five years.

They say that though formal complaints have been lodged only in a few cases, dealing with incidents of snatching and theft has become a normal routine for them.

The area is also witnessing a large-scale encroachment of the protected mountain range of the Aravalis in its neighbourhood.

Since 2007, the residents have lodged several complaints with the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) about encroachment and violation of other norms.

The G-Block has a liquor vend on the green belt and also within the restricted limit of 150 metre of a school. On the other side, it has slums which have mushroomed ever since a road connecting the Mehrauli-Gurgaon to Gurgaon-Faridabad Road came up in the area.

On the poor condition of roads, the residents claimed that nothing had been done in this direction in the past 15 years.