The director general of the district town and country planning department (DTCP), TC Gupta, on Tuesday walked out of a public meeting after a heated argument with residents, who criticised him for being "inaccessible" to the common man.
According to residents, this was Gupta's first public appearance in the past three years.
“Gurgaon is my birth place. I belong to Mewat which was earlier part of the district. I visit this city quite often and when I was the DC, Gurgaon, I used to conduct open darbar and meet people daily to address their grievances,” countered the DG.
But the residents continued to train their guns on the DG, saying he was ignoring the city.
“This is your first meeting. You have been ignoring the Millennium City and now you have come to tell us about the self-certification plan,” said TK Kaul, a resident of Ardee City.
Another resident Sanjiv Saxena said that officers of his department at Chandigarh office ‘do not even take our calls and hardly give appointments’.
The DG rejected all the allegations and said he has been committed to the welfare of Gurgaon residents. “I welcome and appreciate your sarcasm and criticism,” he said.