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2,000 residents, 50 plaints fail to move Gurugram civic authorities

Gurugram residents complain that they have written to civic authorities at least thrice last week to remove the stagnant water in front of their condominiums, but to no avail.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 31, 2018 15:45 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
Stagnant water in Gurugram,Garbage piles,Gurugram civic authorities
(HT Photo )

Residents of M3M Woodshire in Sector 107, along the Dwarka Expressway, said, on Monday, that despite more than 50 complaints to the civic authorities of the city, no action has been taken to remove the stagnant water and garbage pile in front of their condominiums.

They voiced fears of outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases in the area if the sludge and waste were not cleared at the earliest. At least 1,000 residents of six condominiums of M3M Woodshire and another 1,000 from the adjacent Dharampur village, along the 1.5km stretch after the Daulatabad flyover, are affected by the problem.

However, the municipal commissioner of Gurugram (MCG) said he has received their email and directed his team to visit the spot and submit a report by Wednesday. “I will ensure that the work is done at the earliest. The task has been assigned and the concerned team is all set to pump out stagnant water and remove the garbage,” Yadav said.

“We have had a situation of stagnant water in front of our houses for the past six months. It has now become the breeding ground for all sorts of microbes, flies, mosquitoes, and insects. The water body is surrounded by a gated complex with over 100 families and a village of at least 1000 people. Imagine the risk that the stagnant pool of water is posing to the people of the area,” said Aashima Bhatnagar, a resident of M3M Woodshire.

The residents complain that they have written to the MCG at least thrice last week, and have also sent an email but they haven’t heard from the civic body yet.

“It is quite alarming that one of the most high-end cities of the country faces some of the basic public health issues. For a city that has the third highest per capita income and contributes to 40% of the total revenue, such apathy on the part of the civic authorities is unacceptable,” said Ujjwal Rastogi, a resident of the area.

The residents have called for a sustainable solution to the problem and want the waste to be dumped at designated collection and disposal sites demarcated by the MCG.

First Published: Jul 31, 2018 15:45 IST