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Poor civic amenities haunt South City

The residents South City 1 have been left in the lurch. While the developer has allegedly failed to manage the infrastructure, the newly-elected civic body is also not taking any responsibility for maintenance. HT reports.

india Updated: May 28, 2011 00:57 IST
HT Correspondent

The residents South City 1 have been left in the lurch. While the developer has allegedly failed to manage the infrastructure, the newly-elected civic body is also not taking any responsibility for maintenance.

SL Gupta, a resident of South City 1, said, “It is difficult for us to drive on these non-motorable roads. We stay in one of the posh areas of the city and the dismal state of roads and security leaves a bad impression on visitors.” Residents who pay the prescribed maintenance charges to the developer every month are not getting anything in return. Besides potholed roads, this locality also lacks proper security and the builder is allegedly ignorant about the maintenance issues.

“The entire infrastructure is very badly managed. We do not even know who is responsible for the state of affairs in our locality. We do not know where to complain, the developer or the corporation,” Gupta added.

Another major problem in the area is installation of water meters. Residents have been given an option, either install meters or be charged floor-wise.

“We have been requesting the authorities to install meters but to no avail. We are a family of five living in a three-storey house and have to pay a hefty water bill. If we get the meter installed, we will be paying half the amount,” a resident said.

However, when quizzed about the plight of residents, the developer begged to differ.

“We have held meetings with RWAs and repair work on roads has been going on for the past two months. All the issues were taken up with the welfare association and were resolved,” a senior official from Unitech said.