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Gurgaon: Sector 37C residents accuse slum dwellers of encroaching road space

Residents said despite writing to the authorities on several occasions, the shanties are yet to be removed

gurgaon Updated: Oct 06, 2017 21:58 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
Gurugram,Sector 37 C residents suffering due to encroach roads,Open defecation
Both sides of the 60-metre road of the sector have allegedly been encroached by slum dwellers.(HT PHOTO)

Residents of Sector 37C have alleged that despite writing to the authorities several times no action has been taken to remove the shanties from both sides of the road near the condominium.

Both sides of the 60-metre road of the sector have allegedly been encroached by slum dwellers. Residents said the slum dwellers are often spotted consuming liquor on the road. Residents, especially women, said they feel unsafe travelling at night.

“Slum dwellers have occupied a wide portion of the road. They park their belongings roadside and also indulge in electricity theft from the Huda (Haryana urban development authority) power poles installed on the main road. This not only leads to a loss of money for Huda, but also a life risk for those indulging in such activity,” Vikas Bansal, general secretary, residents’ welfare association (RWA), Taksila Heights, said.

Residents said they are suffering due to the stench from the slum area and nuisance and they have stopped going for their morning and evening walks.

“There has been a steady encroachment over the last couple of months and it has also led to an increase in the volume of garbage in and around the area. It also makes us fear for our safety, as we have to use the same road day in and day out. We have raised this concern through social media to HUDA as well and they have promised to take necessary action. But, no action has been taken as yet,” Vaneet Bansal, a resident of Taksila Heights, said.

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Residents alleged that they are finding it difficult to even cross the stretch due to the stench and rickshaws are parked illegally on the road and the belongings of slum dwellers are strewn on the pavements.

Huda officials said the matter has come into their notice and action would be initiated.

Sanjeev Singla, estate officer, Huda, said, “We will get an inspection of the area done and ensure that the encroachments are removed at the earliest.”

First Published: Oct 06, 2017 21:58 IST