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Green belt turns dumping ground, blame game on

india Updated: Oct 30, 2011 00:34 IST
HT Correspondent

The condition of the green belt between Gurgaon Expressway (NH-8) and Sector 15 is deteriorating by the day. Residents say sewer water on the highway is a common sight. It has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects.

Sector 15 is a posh area and houses the homes of senior state bureaucrats, politicians and police officials.

Residents have often complained about the menace to the officials concerned, but in vain. The administration has hardly done anything to improve the situation. Moreover, it is passing the buck on the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

"This green belt has turned into a dumping ground. Pigs and other strays move here. One can even spot many people attending to the nature's call. The contractor, working in the area, broke the iron wire fence. Bikers use this passage to reach the highway in short span," said RS Raghav, president of Sector 15-I RWA.

Those living nearby and morning walkers have complained to the RWA in this regard. Even the association members met the authorities, requesting them to do the needful. "After repeated requests, the authorities installed pumps to remove water from the green belt, but that did not last even for a week. The problem still continues," said Ramesh Vasishta, general secretary of the RWA.

"After we requested deputy commissioner PC Meena directed the HUDA administrator and the municipal commissioner to look into the matter, but in vain," Raghav added.

The HUDA and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon officials said the matter pertained to NHAI it was responsible for the problem. The NHAI officials were not available for comments.