It was in 2004 that I along with my mother shifted to the Millennium City. I love staying here, but the roads are in an abysmal state. They promise to give you a bumpy ride. I have to think many time before venturing out in my Lamborghini car.
I always wanted to buy a house in the national Capital, but my mother insisted of purchasing one in Gurgaon.
We moved to DLF City, which has excellent golf courses, clubs, world-class hotels, schools, malls and market places, but lacks in basic civic infrastructure.
Roads are in a pathetic condition and driving is a bad experience. So is the traffic, which I find same in almost all the cities and do not blame the government for it.
I feel a lot needs to be done here. I don’t know how many years it would take Gurgaon to be a world-class city, but it surely is on the way of becoming a global habitat.
Power supply is another major concern here. Apart from the regular power supply, we have installed dual power backup at our house. We also get backup from community gensets, but the problem persists.
I have learnt that a private firm has started setting up rapid metro rail for intra-city transportation in Gurgaon and made huge investment. We, too, must participate in improving the living standards. For example, we must act in cases regarding crime against women. We cannot blame the police every time. Women should also be cautious and avoid venturing out during late hours alone.
I have launched an NGO, ‘Yuvraj Singh Foundation’, which helps children with sportsman acumen.
Despite all the drawbacks, Gurgaon is a place to live and I hope that the situation would improve with time here.
Yuvraj Singh, cricketer and resident of DLF City, Gurgaon