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Poor connectivity, shortage of water reflects official apathy

For residents of Sector 5, the decision to stay in the area has proved to be like a house arrest. They say the authorities plan to introduce a city bus service every now and then but even today, they pay exorbitant fares to autos to get the nearest Metro station.

india Updated: May 09, 2012 00:52 IST
HT Correspondent

For residents of Sector 5, the decision to stay in the area has proved to be like a house arrest. They say the authorities plan to introduce a city bus service every now and then but even today, they pay exorbitant fares to autos to get the nearest Metro station.

Though they have approached the transport department for bus shelters in their area, nothing has been done.

"We pay Rs 100-Rs 150 to auto drivers to cover a distance of 5 kilometres. If we have a bus service, we would pay Rs 15 for the same," said Manoj Sharma, one of the residents.

Yashendra Singh, general manager, Gurgaon Roadways, said, "Through the city bus service, the entire city would be covered. Initially, we may not be able to cover Sector 5 but it will happen eventually.”

Apart from poor connectivity, erratic water supply is another major problem in the area. Residents say a heavy generator and a powerful motor are needed in the area to improve the supply amid low water pressure.

Nearly two years ago, a new motor was purchased but it was never connected to solve their problem.