RTI query lingers on, Narwana Road remains a mystery
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RTI query lingers on, Narwana Road remains a mystery

Housing societies say there is no village nor a monument in the vicinity with this name.

RTI query lingers on, Narwana Road remains a mystery

New Delhi: Group housing society of IP Extension is questioning the name of Narwana Road (a road connecting Mother dairy to Laxmi Nagar and Panch Mahal). An RTI was filed regarding this in 2017, but they have yet to get a satisfactory answer to this query. 

Hearing into the third appeal in the case is fixed for 27 December. The concerned authority in the matter, the Public Works Department (PWD) has passed this RTI to Delhi Government.

The issue was raised when some representatives of housing societies brought to notice of the PWD that there was neither a village in the vicinity named Narwana, nor is there any monument with this name. They wanted to know how then the road came to be known after Narwana. 

They, however, said, “We, however, have found an apartment named Narwana Apartment in IP Extension which falls 3km away from the road. This too cannot be the logic behind the name.”

Pointing out that the PWD is the responsible for naming a road or a T-point, K Jain, IT cell in-charge of Housing Society Federation (IP Extension), said, “It has been clearly mentioned in MCD Act 1956. But we could not find a relevant answer to the query 'who proposed the name Narwana Road. Since 2017, the RTI application is moving around, but no answer to the query is forthcoming.”

There could be one reason behind the name. Suresh Bindal, head of the Group Housing Society of IP Extension said, “We know a person who used to run a sweet shop in the late 60s. He belonged to Narwana Village in Haryana. Somehow it may be the prominent reason behind the mystery. He just used his village for promotion of his business. But it does not mean that he has no right to name a road. The PWD has to answer to this.”