Improving Metro connectivity is my focus: Pramila Kablana
Another issue that is close to her heart is to get the unauthorised colonies of Gurgaon their due share of amenities, which have been denied to them so fargurgaon Updated: Nov 04, 2017 22:01 IST
Bringing Metro services to Sadar Bazar and Gurgaon railway station will be the focus of newly elected senior deputy mayor Pramila Kablana.
“The residents of old Gurgaon colonies, sectors and municipal area have been demanding Metro services for a long time. The government has proposed that either the Rapid Metro or the Delhi Metro will run through these areas. However, we plan to work with the authorities to ensure that we get both,” said Kablana.
Another issue that is close to her heart is to get the unauthorised colonies of Gurgaon their due share of amenities, which have been denied to them so far.
Since Kablana’s core part of the constituency comprises the 900-metre restricted zone around the IAF ammunition depot, which includes Ashok Vihar, Sheetla colony, Dharm colony and Om Vihar, she said that sincere efforts will be made to ensure that this zone is reduced and kept to the minimum.
“These areas are suffering due to lack of roads, water and sewer connections,” she said.
The toll-free number of the MCG to lodge complaints, which works intermittently, will be converted into a proper and functional service, she said.
Kablana, a Congress-backed supporter, surprised many including political pundits for defying the political odds and winning this post in a BJP majority House.
She cites her husband’s ceaseless work in his ward in the previous term and her connect with the voters, particularly women, as the reason for her victory in the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) polls.
Another issue that Kablana plans to tackle is the snarls in the western parts of the city — the area from Rajiv Chowk to railway station, sectors 4 and 5, Palam Vihar, sectors 23, 22, and Old Delhi-Gurgaon road. “We will work with the police to improve enforcement. It is quite evident that jams are reduced when the police observes a ‘Zero Tolerance Day’,” Kablana said.
We also need to check crimes against women in the city, the senior deputy mayor said.