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Residents feel city not safe at night

Although Gurgaon is slightly better than other satellite towns such as Noida or Ghaziabad in terms of law and order, the situation is not very encouraging as the crime rate is on the rise. Sunil Thapliyal reports.

india Updated: Dec 22, 2011 01:26 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

Although Gurgaon is slightly better than other satellite towns such as Noida or Ghaziabad in terms of law and order, the situation is not very encouraging as the crime rate is on the rise.

The city witnessed many heinous crimes last year.

Though the police managed to solve several cases, including the toll plaza attendant shootout in a short span of time, the spiralling crime graph has been a cause of worry for residents.

The fastest growing commercial hub in the national capital region (NCR), witnessed 82 murders till November this year, up from 58 such cases registered a year ago.
The police department said shortage of manpower and equipment are the main reasons behind the poor law and order situation in the city.

Besides, there has been a spurt in cyber and other white collar crimes in the city.

According to a rough estimate, about four major property frauds are reported from the city every month.

A survey conducted by Hindustan Times and C-fore has revealed that rising criminal incidents is one of the main concerns of city residents.

People who participated in the survey have rated crime and corruption as their major worries after basic amenities such as water, electricity, roads, and public transport.

As many as 68% people complained about poor law and order situation.

Only 3% residents said that the current situation is better than earlier and only 22% feel the city is safe at night.

“The law and order situation is very bad. Unless the situation is improved, we can’t really call Gurgaon a Millennium City,” said Ankur Sharma, a local resident.