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It’s pigs and bulls story in Sec 15

india Updated: Mar 05, 2012 01:39 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
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Developed as a posh locality by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), Sector 15 (Part 1) has failed to live up to its projected image.

The area is located just off the Gurgaon Expreessway and the list of civic issues faced by residents is long. It includes health risks posed by mobile towers, sewage problem and unhygienic living conditions as garbage collection and sweeping of streets is lax.

Interestingly, the sector is known as the diplomatic enclave of Gurgaon as several serving and retired IAS and IPS officers have made it their home. A Huda guest house is also located here which hosts many serving and former ministers, including the Health Minister.

Residents feel if authorities can't keep such an area clean and provide basic civic amenities, the fate of other sectors hangs in the balance.

Locals complain that residents of nearby villages throw cow dung cakes here and they feel helpless as they have no means to stop them. Nearly 12 mobile towers in the sector pose a serious health risk, but repeated written complaints to the authorities have fallen on deaf ears.

Even the eight parks in the sector, the supposed green lungs, haven fallen prey to official apathy.

"Sewage overflows, the residential area is being used for commercial purposes, no civic body employee comes to clean the roads and even garbage is not collected regularly. Repeated complaints have brought no respite," said Jatinder Singh, a resident.

However, Huda officials still have promises to make.

Narender Yadav, Huda estate officer, said, "We are working to provide the best possible facilities to the residents. We would check the overflowing sewage line. If we find problems, we would certainly get it rectified."