Too many gates will not improve the security of an area; instead they cause a lot of inconvenience to residents. Sector 31 in Gurgaon has no dearth of gates — many of them unauthorised — but the incidents of chain snatching and other offences are on the rise.
Residents allege that there are at least 10 gates in the area, which residents have erected without taking permission from the authority. These cause inconvenience as many are compelled to take a longer route to reach their destination.
The sector, which has a population of 15,000, is known for one of the best shopping complexes in the city. However, the residents complain that the area is being ignored by the administration. Incidents of snatching and robbery are common.
Besides, monkey menace has made life difficult for the residents.
They have been complaining about poor roads and choked drains, but no action has been taken by the authorities.
The police said they had taken measures to curb chain snatching. Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (east), said, “We have placed a request for bikes so that we could have our mobile squad to control the cases of snatching.”