Gurgaon condominium residents plan four-day protest against CNG pump on Sohna Road
Residents of South City 2, Sector 49 and 19 condominiums on Sohna Road said they will protest against the upcoming CNG pump in the vicinityUpdated: Apr 26, 2017 22:44 IST
Residents of South City 2, Sector 49 and 19 condominiums on Sohna Road said they will protest against the upcoming CNG pump in the vicinity for four days, outside the gate of South City 2, from Thursday.
The RWA forum, in a press conference on Wednesday, said they will hold a 12-hour silent protest on each of the days.
Residents alleged that the 30-metre stretch of Sohna Road, where the CNG pump is coming up on Huda land, has only a 7-metre motorable patch due to the presence of two petrol pumps in the vicinity. Residents said that the area will turn into a bottleneck once the pump comes up.
The three-kilometre stretch where the station is coming up has more than 20 residential societies, besides hospitals, schools and shopping complexes, and sees heavy footfall every day.
Residents said they have even taken four-day leave to participate in the demonstration and residents from neighbouring areas will also join the protest.
They have alleged that despite complaining at the CM window and handing over a representation, they are yet to get any relief.
“The road is so narrow that even parking a single car on the road results in traffic congestion till the South City 2 gate. We are already suffering with the congestion and if the CNG pump also comes up, there will be no road available to cross the stretch,” Ved Prakash Yadav, member, South City 2 RWA, said.
“The government and the administration should be sensitive to our concerns. They have committed a mistake and the government should rectify it rather than aggravate the problem. Their efforts should be to ensure public convenience,” said Major General (retd) SK Yadav, president of Sispal Vihar residents’ welfare association.
Some residents also alleged that there was a temple on the land allotted for the pump, which was destroyed to facilitate its construction.
Rahul Chopra, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Haryana City Gas Distribution, said, “We have taken the necessary permissions from the authorities concerned.”
The deputy commissioner could not be contacted.
First Published: Apr 26, 2017 22:44 IST