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‘Maintenance charges up sans facilities’

india Updated: Oct 21, 2011 03:23 IST
Divya Sethi

Residents of DLF City have been complaining about lack of amenities in the area even as the management of the colony has increased maintenance charges from Re 1 to R2.5 per sq yard.

Despite lodging several complaints with the management, the residents say they have been facing shortage of water and electricity supply, while the roads are full of potholes.

“The colony is becoming worse by the day and there is no one to listen. Conditions of roads are bad since a long time. Every year, rains come and go but these roads are not being repaired at all. There is no water, and above all, we are facing power cuts of 15-16 hours,” said one of the residents, Suresh Kumar.

According to the revised maintenance charges, a family living in a 300 sq yard flat or villa would need to pay R3,300 for maintenance, which is almost double than the earlier R1,900.

DLF manager, Baljit Singh, said the charges have been increased because of inflation. He also blamed residents for wastage of water.

“The problem starts when people try to maintain green area around their houses and in order to water that area they finish off the stored water. Then they blame the authorities for insufficient supply,” Singh said, adding that the management is working on to carpet the 120km roads in the area.

“We are certainly trying to provide best available facilities to the residents,” he added.