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Sector 45 residents mount pressure on Huda over slums

india Updated: Feb 20, 2012 00:57 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
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The residents of Sector 45 have been putting up with lack of sanitation in the area. Though it is a colony developed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), the residents claim that the locality is no less than a hell when it comes to safety and cleanliness.

The members of the resident welfare association (RWA) of the sector, who met Huda administrator Praveen Kumar, raised the issue of slums in the sector. The association has sought immediate action for the removal of slums on the Huda land, which has allegedly caused a law and order problem in the area.

In January, Kumar had visited the sector on the request of residents. Kumar interacted with several slum dwellers to know who they pay rent and who authorised them to settle on the Huda land.

“The slum dwellers, who were scared of revealing the truth, admitted that they get 24-hour power supply and water and they use open land for defecating purpose,” said an executive member of Sector 45 RWA.

According to residents, the Huda administrator on January 3 had ordered the slum dwellers not to pay rents to anyone and asked them to move somewhere else as soon as the temperature becomes conducive.

“I have asked officials to re-inspect the site and report me about the number of slum dwellers settled on the Huda land. I will take action against the person and the department also supplying power and water to them,” said the Huda administrator.

“I have also asked the officials to remove the slum dwellers at the earliest,” he said. In the sector, there are over 2,000 Huda plots. Besides, sites for community centre, greenery, shopping centre, club etc are still lying undeveloped.

Sector 45 RWA president JS Dagar said, “There are several plots, which were allotted to individuals but landed in dispute, where slums are settled on rent basis.”