Hand over maintenance to RWA: Ardee City residents to developer
Residents said that they have written to the district administration, district town planning department and the police on several occasions over the poor amenitiesgurgaon Updated: Feb 10, 2018 23:21 IST
The residents of upscale Ardee City Sector 52 on Saturday held a three-hour protest against the developer, demanding the immediate handover of civic maintenance of the colony to the residents’ welfare association (RWA).
The residents gathered outside the Ardee City management office in the colony around 11am in good numbers and sat on dharna for nearly three hours, shouting slogans and demanding the transfer of maintenance to the RWA.
The Ardee Infrastructure Private Limited developed the colony two decades ago and continues to take care of sewer, water, cleanliness, security, electricity, etc. The residents are unhappy with these amenities which they claimed are pathetic. They have also written to the police, the district administration and district town planning (DTP) repeatedly citing the poor state of amenities.
“We waited for two and half hours for executives of Ardee management to speak to us. The executives turned up around 1.40pm only after the police intervened and asked them to collect a memorandum from us. We want developer to hand over maintenance to the RWA, as they have failed to maintain the society and continue to charge money from us for the same,” Praveen Yadav, RWA president, said.
“We continue to pay a huge amount for security yet theft cases and other petty crimes continue to take place. The security given by the developer is just on paper and we do not want to pay for it. The developer failed to construct a community centre and a substation. The developer has mixed the electricity bills with other maintenance and we have been asking them to separate these since May 2017 but nothing happened,” Nihal Mandhotra, general secretary of the RWA Ardee City, said.
“The developer has been lying to us for years that they are yet to develop the community centre and construct a substation. Our colony has become a mess and the developer is doing nothing but charging money in the name of maintenance and security,” he said.
Anil Hasija, vice-president, Ardee Infrastructure Private Limited, said, “The residents should have sent their representatives to the Ardee management for a talk instead of shouting slogans outside our office and threatening our men. We called the police for their intervention. We are ready to discuss residents’ grievances amicably.”
However, the police said the residents handed over a memorandum to the Ardee Management and moved away from the protest site without causing any disruption.
In April-May last year, the residents had blocked the main roads in front of Ardee City for two hours in order to get the district administration take note of their demand for a substation to improve power supply to the area.