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From bad to worse, no hope for residents of Sector 52

Despite pathetic condition of the sector in the early 2000s, residents moved here in the hope that things would change soon. But even after a decade, things are still similar or, for that matter, worse.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2012 01:26 IST
Divya Sethi

Despite pathetic condition of the sector in the early 2000s, residents moved here in the hope that things would change soon. But even after a decade, things are still similar or, for that matter, worse.

Nearly 20 societies, 400 Huda independent houses and even one Ardee City are situated in the sector. Many residents alleged that the roads, streetlights and even the sanitation system are worse if compared to adjacent villages, like, Wazirabad.

"The main problem area of the sector is day-by-day deteriorating law and order situation especially for women," said a resident on condition of anonymity.

Girls alleged that eve-teasing is common here, Because of this, they have stopped wearing shorts and skirts and they prefer being back in homes before sunset.

While adjacent villages have better roads, sanitation system and well-lit areas, regular reminders to the administration have failed to yield results here, say residents. The sector is known as the hub of stray animals. In addition to that, the green belt area near the main road is in very poor condition.

Arun Sharma, a resident, said, "There are no signboards in the sector, so our guests find very tough to locate our homes."

Residents also alleged that water pipelines burst frequently and officials turn up only after a week. Garbage dumped in open make the situation worse.

BK Shukand, executive engineer of the area, said, "We have forwarded the complaint to concerned officials for water pipeline burst and we are preparing an estimate for road repair. Things will soon change."