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Biggest Huda locality, a picture of neglect

Despite being the biggest Huda locality with over 100 group housing societies and a large number of plotted houses, Sector 56 lacks civic amenities such as roads and sewerage system.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2012 02:06 IST
Divya Sethi

Despite being the biggest Huda locality with over 100 group housing societies and a large number of plotted houses, Sector 56 lacks civic amenities such as roads and sewerage system.

As per official records, the total population in the area is 3 lakh. The locality also owns the distinction of housing the biggest group housing society, Kendriya Vihar, with 2,000 apartments.

Though the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) is constructing another state-of-the-art district shopping complex, in addition to the already existing two, residents have complained of deficient civic amenities.

During monsoon, the open drain in the area is converted into a cesspool, an open invite to diseases. Indeed, the place has also turned into a breeding ground for pigs.

Residents alleged that they have been asking the authorities to clean up the area, but all their pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

Though the area has a Huda market and five parks, residents feel these have not been upgraded.

"There is no proper place for children to play. There are no recreational facilities for area residents," said Kohinoor Jain, an area resident.

"Due to power outages, residents don't even get proper water supply. We urged the authorities to install a generator but the same is of no use as the guard does not get funds to buy diesel," said YK Srivastava, another area resident.

Meanwhile, Hari Dutt Sharma, executive engineer said, "We are working to separate the sewage drain and use it for rain water harvesting."

"We also plan to do landscaping in the area and beautify the place. I request people not to dump garbage in the open drain," added the executive engineer.