Gurugram: The newly elected Gurugram MLA, Sudhir Singla, assured residents of expeditious construction of a new community centre building at Sector 14. He said that he would take up the project with the concerned officials and chief minister, if required.
On Monday, a delegation of residents met the MLA over delay of 10 months in the construction of the new building.
The delegation comprising Karnal Singh Sandhu, JB Sharma, PD Sharma, Hoshiyar Singh, YR Dhingra, Naresh Mukhiji, Mahendra Gupta, Umesh Arora among others apprised the MLA about the problem they were facing due to the delay in constructing the new building of community centre in the sector.
They handed over a memorandum of their demand to the MLA and sought his intervention to expedite the matter.
The residents lamented that the apathy of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) towards the construction of the centre.
Kalyan Singh, social activist and a resident of the sector, said, "We have made several complaints to the district administration, the MCG and even filed a complaint with CM window but nothing has been done so far. The residents are suffering due to the lackadaisical attitude of the officials. We have now sought MLA's intervention on the issue and requested him to help us in construction of community centre without any delay."
The residents were happy when the chief minister announced demolition of the 40-year-old building at community centre with a promise to replace it with a new one. An amount of Rs.11.06 crore was sanctioned for the same and the work order was given in February 2019.
They call it an irony that while the old building was demolished 10 months ago, the new one is yet to see light of the day. Why the government is now not showing the same urgency in building that it had shown in the demolition.
The residents do not have any other place in the sector for any social gathering or religious functions.
Meanwhile, the demolished site has become a garbage dump yard and a breeding ground for mosquitoes besides causing severe environmental pollution in the vicinity.
Mohini Singh, a senior citizens residing in the sector, said, “People like me are deprived of a common place for recreational activities, social gathering etc. We face difficulties in even holding RWA meetings."