Gurgaon: Deprived of water, road, NPR oustees demand basic infrastructure
New Palam Vihar is as extension of Palam Vihar but, development wise, the area is lagging behind in terms of infrastructure.gurgaon Updated: Sep 16, 2017 22:51 IST
Residents of New Palam Vihar, who were ousted to make way for the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), said they want proper development in the area with all basic amenities such as water and sewer line and motorable roads. They have asked the candidates contesting the MCG elections, scheduled for September 24, to provide these facilities in order to get votes.
Nearly 750 oustees fought a long battle for alternative plots from the Haryana government after their land was acquired by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) for construction of the NPR, also known as Dwarka Expressway.
“There are two major issues and we want the government to act on them. One,the regularisation of all unathorised areas in order to facilitate infrastructure development in the area. More than 1.5 lakh people live in New Palam Vihar and surrounding areas. Second, we want the MCG to build roads and provide water and sewer lines at the earliest,” said Ram Kishan, New Palam Vihar, adding that they have conveyed their grievances to the Haryana government through a former councillor.
New Palam Vihar is as extension of Palam Vihar but, development wise, the area is lagging behind in terms of infrastructure. Rishi Raj Rana, a former councillor who moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the Haryana government, thanked the court for granting a decision in their favour by asking the Huda to provide alternative plots to all registry holders and GPA (general power of attorney) holders recently. He said all that the area now wants is development
“We pay house tax and cast votes but we do not have infrastructure. Why is our area being given a partial treatment by successive governments? The traffic problem in the past five years has emerged as a major challenge. We want a suitable candidate who is hard working and aware of the problems,” said Pravin Kumar, another oustee adding that they want an experienced candidate to represent their ward in the MCG.
The land for NPR was acquired in 2007-08 by the Haryana government and by the time thousands of people had purchased plots and settled there.
After delimitation, New Palam Vihar has been divided into wards 1, 2 and 3. Of these, wards 1 and 2 are reserved for woman and merged with other areas.
NPR is a lifeline that connects Gurgaon with the IGI airport and Dwarka. The road is yet to be complete.