Gurgaon residents of DLF phases 1 to 4, Sushant Lok 1, 2 and 3, Suncity, Ardee City, South City 1 and 2, Malibu Towne and Mayfield Garden sat on a one-day hunger strike at the Mini Secretariat outside the deputy commissioner’s office. This was in accordance with a decision taken previously demanding early takeover of these societies by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).
RS Rathee, president of Citizen Club Gurgaon, said, “The attitude of the deputy commissioner towards aggrieved representatives was amazing, as he spoke in favour of the builders who have been acting as parallel governments for more than 35 years.”
“The deputy commissioner is also the commissioner of the MCG; the government should have had separate officers for the posts of deputy commissioner and MCG commissioner.”
Criticising the developers, Rathee said, “The developers are earning crores of rupees from the colonies but MCG should have earned this money. They are neither developing the societies, nor maintaining them even after collecting maintenance charges. Residents are fed up of this attitude and that of the state government, which is safeguarding the builders’ interests.”