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Free run for strays in Sector 15 area

india Updated: Aug 16, 2011 00:00 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
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Residents of Sector 15, a posh area, are in a fix: they are used to hearing promises about development from the administration, but in reality, nothing good has happened.

The latest rounds of woes include stray animals intruding into the sector and an ever-growing size of slum clusters eating into residential space.

Residents say stray animals cause accidents, and some dogs have bitten them. They alleged that the authorities don't even bother to sterilise the dogs since they can't be killed.

Raja Ram Yadav, general secretary of Sector 15 RWA, said children can't play in the open due to fear of dogs attacking them. "Even we can't drive two-wheelers in this area due to the dogs," he said.

Several serving and former MLAs, senior police officials and Haryana government employees live in this area. A resident also complained of increasing cases of theft. "Nobody seems to be bothered. It is dangerous to even leave our homes as we never know what would happen," said the resident.

"I got the complaints from the residents and I went to the area too," said Huda estate officer Narender Yadav. "After seeing the situation, I have forwarded their complaint to the department concerned and we hope that things will improve," he added.

“Whenever we meet administration officials, they listen to us patiently. But afterwards nothing happens. What is the use of listening to us then?” said RP Tahal, Sector 15 RWA president.

Problem areas

According to residents of Sector 15 who are the worst hit, they say the main problem areas are stray animals, especially dogs and pigs, intruding into their colony.

There is also the problem of slums encroaching into residential area. Residents alleged that the place, which is a green belt, has been slowly taken over by increasing number of slum clusters.

“Even the roads are full of potholes and one can’t drive safely here at night or when it rains,” said a resident.