Residents take on MCG over civic amenities
A group of residents led by six ward councillors of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Tuesday held a protest at the MCG office, demanding civic amenities in unauthorised colonies in the city.gurgaon Updated: Sep 12, 2012 00:00 IST
A group of residents led by six ward councillors of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Tuesday held a protest at the MCG office, demanding civic amenities in unauthorised colonies in the city.
The councillors issued an ultimatum to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to start work for water supply and sanitation in these colonies within a month. The city has around 50 unauthorised colonies.
The protesters tried to lock the MCG office but stopped the agitation after MCG commissioner assured them that their demands have been conveyed to the government.
A heavy police force was also deployed at the demonstration site. The protesters were shouting slogans against the state government and the MCG commissioner.
"We have raised this issue in the last meeting of the civic body and asked the commissioner to take up the matter with the state government. But nothing has been done so far. We also met the joint commissioner but got no assurance from their side. That's why we are forced to stage a protest," said Rishi Raj Rana, one of the agitating councillors.
The counsellors have threatened to resume protest next month if the demands of the residents are not met.
We have decided to give another one month to the MCG. If our demand is not meet, we will lock the MCG office on October 11. The state government should understand that people living in these colonies need basic services," said Gaje Singh Kablana, another counsellor.
MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal assured the protesters that their demands have been sent to the state government.