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Sushant Lok has 125 parks, all in bad shape

gurgaon Updated: Feb 28, 2012 02:06 IST
Divya Sethi

Developed strategically near Huda City Centre Metro station, Sushant Lok-I is the ideal place where one would love to live. But the residents of the posh locality are unhappy as the area is not maintained properly by the developer.

The residents have been complaining about poor condition of roads, parks and lack of proper streetlights, but no action has been taken by Ansal API, the developer. Now, the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of the area has sought an intervention of the chief minister of Haryana in the matter.

The colony is known for its parks. It has 125 parks, but most of them are poorly maintained — thanks to the maintenance agency.

Non-functional streetlights and bad roads are other problems the area residents have been facing. Besides, thefts are common in the colony, despite the fact that as many as 39 security guards are deployed there.

There are nearly 5,500 families residing in the area spread on about 600 acres. The residents are worried a lot about the poor upkeep of the locality.

Shyam Soni, president of Sushant Lok-I Resident Welfare Association (RWA), said, “I have written a complaint to chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in this regard.”

He said, “I have been approaching the maintenance agency of the area on these issues, but it seems to be least bothered. This (letter to CM) is the last resort which I think could bring in some positive results.”

“We had thought that this place would be better to live with lots of facilities but we have been handed over a bunch of problems by the developer,” said a resident.

“Roads, streetlights and security arrangements tell the tale of the maintenance agency’s apathy towards these basic facilities,” said Anil Kumar Gupta, another resident.

The maintenance charges were revised from R1 to R2.50 per square yard last year. But when it comes to providing facilities, the residents are not getting anything in return. The residents alleged that the situation has gone worse in the last one year.

The developer has appointed a facility manager for the maintenance of the area.

Col AS Rathore, facility manager of the area, said, “We have 31 gardeners to look after the parks. We are doing our best to provide best facilities to the residents. For the maintenance of roads, a team would be here by next two weeks to carry out the repair work.”