Stench from carcasses, monkey menace make life miserable
Barely a stone’s throw away from the Gurgaon-Faridabad road, residents of G-block in DLF City Phase 1 are grappling with some major civic issues because of the sheer location of the block.gurgaon Updated: Jun 11, 2013 01:34 IST
Barely a stone’s throw away from the Gurgaon-Faridabad road, residents of G-block in DLF City Phase 1 are grappling with some major civic issues because of the sheer location of the block.
The key challenge is the unabated dumping of carcasses in the vicinity. The foul smell emanating from them has made life hell for residents. Although people have taken up the matter with the civic body time and again, there has been no permanent solution to the problem.
“Carcasses are being dumped here for three years now but there has been no solution. The authorities had promised action. We have videos of all this happening so close to our complex,” says Sumeet Goswami.
“It’s a health hazard. During the monsoon, the stench grows stronger. We have approached the MCG but to no avail,” says Prabhat Agarwal, president, RWA, G-block.
Asked about this civic menace, Joint Commissioner, MCG, Anju Choudhary, said, “We were apprised of the problem earlier and had blocked access to the area with the help of JCB. We’ll take action against the contractor who is responsible for the dumping carcasses here.”
Monkey menace is another problem that ails residents here. “One person has been attacked in almost every house. Soon after I had a surgery, I was attacked by a monkey,” said Yezad Kapadia, a resident.
A liquor vend on a green belt near G-block is another nuisance. “The liquor vend was across the highway earlier. But now it is just 20-30 metres away from our block,” says Vishal Nayar.
Asked about the liquor vend on the green belt, VK Nirala executive engineer horticulture department, Huda, said, “I have not been apprised of the presence of a liquor vend at this place. We petition to the Estate Officer to remove such vends once it is brought to our notice.”
Besides, there are no pavements in the block. “People find it difficult to walk. It can cause accidents as one may be hit by a vehicle,” says Ambika Agarwal.
The residents have also complained of debris in the vicinity of their homes. “Debris disposal is a problem we have been facing for a long time now. Its volume has increased and is a serious health hazard,” says Harish Capoor, a resident.
But the residents here have not given up. They have been constantly working towards improving their environs and having a cleaner neighbourhood. They were instrumental in renaming a dumping site near the complex as ‘kachra chowk’, following which the civic body discontinued using the space as a dumping ground.
First Published: Jun 11, 2013 01:32 IST