A secure work environment and clean drinking water is the least a citizen can expect from a city, especially if it aspires to be a world class city. Ironically, the Millennium City scores a dismal low on both criteria.
Partly to blame is Gurgaon’s superfast growth that put pressure on the water supply and also led to rapid urbanisation creating pockets of prosperity around hitherto poor locales that contributed to proliferation of crime.
“Crime is a big issue in the city. In fact, citizen bodies should work with the police to help nab criminals and make Gurgaon a better place to live in,” said Naresh Trehan, chairman and managing director, Medanta-The Medicity.
“We have to take initiatives, identify and address the big ticket issues,” said Atul Singh president and CEO Coca Coal India. He further said, “We cannot replace the government but should work along for betterment.”
Addressing the water crunch in the city Rajesh Khullar, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, said there is a need to promote water ethics in the city. “The city does not have its own bylaws. Residents must come forward with suggestions for better management of the amenities.”