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Residents resent Rapid Metro depot, ask DC to halt work

india Updated: Feb 21, 2012 02:15 IST
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The residents of DLF Phase-III have expressed resentment over the setting up of a Rapid Metro rolling depot behind W Block, saying construction work at the site was causing noise pollution.

The residents have appealed to deputy commissioner PC Meena to halt the work.

The depot is being constructed on the land, which Metro officials claimed to have purchased from a resident of Nathupur village.

For hundreds of workers, who reside along with their families on the premises, construction work is the only source of livelihood. However, workers have to manage affairs in the absence of basic facilities such as toilets etc.

Area resident and complainant CD Mittal — who filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) to procure information about the earmarked site — has taken up the issue with the deputy commissioner several times.

“The depot was perhaps earmarked at a different site. But Metro officials changed their plan and started construction here. However, I have filed an RTI in this regard and hope to get information by February 24,” said Mittal. Mittal had earlier raised an alarm about illegal borewells being dug at the same place by Metro officials. However, the area was sealed by the district town planner (DTP) staff after the deputy commissioner took a serious note off the issue and ordered immediate action.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson in Rapid Metro assured to take necessary steps to curb noise pollution in the area.

“Following several complaints from area residents, we asked the contractor to halt work by 8 pm. We will sort out the matter,” said the spokesperson. DC Meena could not be contacted for his comment.