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No local market, poor water supply make life miserable

india Updated: May 07, 2012 00:58 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
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More than 60% of the plots in Sector 27 are occupied, but residents don't have a single market to buy even basic grocery items.

A trip to the Galleria market or Vyapar Kendra is required to buy something as basic as bread in the morning. Though a plot has been earmarked for a Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) market, residents say, no auctions have been carried out. The issue has been brought to the notice of authorities, but to no avail.

"According to the rules, if occupancy of a sector is more than 50%, authorities are supposed to auction shops. But here, the authorities seem to be waiting for 100% occupancy," said Satpal Bhati, a resident.

When questioned about the unutilised market space, Huda executive engineer, SK Gupta, said, "We have sent a proposal to the planning department. We would start work once a plan is in place. It's not just about 50% occupancy. We have to check whether shopkeepers would be able to generate sales."

Another major problem in the area is the erratic water supply along with long power cuts. Residents say the onset of summers has led to a steep hike in demand, making it worse.