HT Image
HT Image

Illegal activities in Sec-43 slum pose security threat

Apart from being an eyesore, slums in Huda Sector 43 have also turned into a hub of illegal activities, causing nuisance for the public. Dhananjay Jha reports.
By Dhananjay Jha | Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2012 12:55 AM IST

Apart from being an eyesore, slums in Huda Sector 43 have also turned into a hub of illegal activities, causing nuisance for the public.


Residents of neighbourhood localities allege that slum dwellers are involved in illicit sale of liquor and drugs with police and officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) failing to take any action despite complaints.

A large number of slums have been mushrooming on the disputed land, approximately 4-5 acres in the sector.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had granted a stay order in favour of landowners while Huda claims it is the agency’s land.

“Despite the court stay order, we have taken action against these encroachers and tried to remove the slums,” said a Huda official on condition of anonymity. The slum dwellers, mainly construction workers and labourers, have settled in a big group here and often jump boundary walls of Garden Villa, an adjoining colony in DLF Phase-IV, in the night to sit in parks and use interior roads to reach the super mart in Sushant Lok.

According to residents of Garden Villa, the slum people live in unhygienic conditions and they defecate and bathe in the open. Residents fear a disease outbreak as garbage and filth can be seen strewn all around.

“We have lodged complaints with the police and even wrote to Huda administrator Praveen Kumar and estate officer Mukesh Solanki. The slum dwellers have illegally occupied vacant plots in the Huda sector and could even be petty criminals,” said a resident of Garden Villa, Rohit Kalra.

The police was called in last fortnight to get the slum dwellers verified but this did not work out. “The police found liquor bottles and illegal electricity connections in their houses but they turned a blind eye,” alleged Vijay Khanna, president of the Garden Villa RWA.

During a recent inspection, Huda officials claimed to have evacuated hundreds of slums but people seem to have re-settled there.

“I have asked my sub-divisional engineer to file a report about the total number of people so they can be relocated somewhere else. I inspected the site about a month ago and evacuated many of them,” said Huda administrator Praveen Kumar.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Vaccination centres open advance booking till March-end on Co-Win platform

By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:35 PM IST
Residents of the city can now book their appointment for Covid-19 vaccination days in advance as private and government hospitals on Saturday opened the schedule for the entire month on Co-Win portal
Close
HT Image
HT Image

100 days of protest: Farmers observe ‘Black Day’

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:34 PM IST
Farmers protesting at Jaisinghpur Khera and Sunehra-Jurehra at the Haryana-Rajasthan border near Nuh on Saturday observed ‘Black Day’ in solidarity with fellow farmers who have been camping at Delhi borders for the past 100 days
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Heavily congested Krishna Chowk to get smart traffic signalling system

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:33 PM IST
Work on installing smart traffic signals on Krishna Chowk — a key intersection at Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road — is likely to commence from next month onwards, said Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) officials said on Saturday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Engineering student killed as truck rams into scooter

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:32 PM IST
A 22-year-old college student was killed and his friend injured when a speeding dumper truck allegedly hit their scooter, while they were crossing Subhash Chowk on Sohna Road on late Friday night
Close
HT Image
HT Image

One held for operating fake call centre in Sector 50

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:32 PM IST
The police on Friday night raided a fake call centre, which had been operating in Nirvana Courtyard in Sector 50 for the past few months
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Man flees with merchandise without paying; booked

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:31 PM IST
An unidentified man was booked for allegedly fleeing with apparel from a shop in DLF Phase-1 market on Friday evening
Close
HT Image
HT Image

12 booked for demanding protection money from a stone crushing company

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:30 PM IST
The police on Thursday night booked 12 men for allegedly demanding protection money of 1 lakh from the owner of a stone crushing unit in Bilaspur area, said the police on Friday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Farmhouse owners get notices for illegal construction on Aravalli land

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:30 PM IST
The Sohna Municipal Council has sent notices to 40 farmhouse owners for allegedly building illegal properties on Aravalli forest land, said officials on Friday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Two held for selling counterfeit versions of branded clothes online

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:29 PM IST
The police arrested a man and a woman in Gurugram Sector 12 on Friday for allegedly selling fake versions of branded clothes online, after attaching tags of various popular brands
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Parents protest against private schools

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Over 100 parents from different private schools of the city protested outside a private school in South City 2 on Friday against the practice of charging of fees other than tuition fees by the school authorities
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Gurugram district to soon launch campaign to improve ground water level

By Suparna Roy, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:29 PM IST
With the aim of improving the groundwater level in the district, a comprehensive campaign for water conservation is likely to be launched in the city by the district administration
Close
HT Image
HT Image

College students stage protest, demanding online examination

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Students of Dronacharya College on Friday gathered outside the college premises to demand online exams for the upcoming semester examination that is scheduled to start from March 19
Close
HT Image
HT Image

MCG hires contractor to issue water bills all property owners

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:28 PM IST
For the first time in thirteen years, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has hired a private contractor for reading water meters and issuing bills to residents — a practice that has been largely ignored by the civic body due to lack of records pertaining to water meters in the city
Close
Anupam Varma, partner at law firm J Sagar Associates, said the vesting of authority in a state government to decide the qualification, skill, etc, of employees of a private employer will be inimical to the ease of doing business initiatives of the central government.(File photo for representation)
Anupam Varma, partner at law firm J Sagar Associates, said the vesting of authority in a state government to decide the qualification, skill, etc, of employees of a private employer will be inimical to the ease of doing business initiatives of the central government.(File photo for representation)

‘Haryana’s quota for jobs will spell disaster for state’, says Ficci

By HT Correspondent | Agencies, Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:39 AM IST
  • Ficci president Uday Shankar said the government’s move to reserve 75% jobs for the local population in private sector will spell disaster for industrial development and private investment in the state.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Nuh farmers to block Rewasan toll plaza on Saturday

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Protesting farmers from Nuh on Thursday said that they would block the Rewasan toll plaza on Saturday along with farmers’ groups protesting at various borders of Delhi, who will occupy the Kundli–Manesar–Palwal (KMP) Expressway, to mark Day 100 of protests at Delhi borders
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP