Gurugram: On August 13, Yadvendra Yadav, a resident of NBCC Green View, Sector 37D, Gurugram had filed a complaint at the CM Grievance Portal requesting the authorities to install a streetlight at the newly built Basai Garhi road.
Nearly a month later on September 20, a reply on the portal read, “New streetlight is not available in store. It would be installed when streetlight would be available at the location.”
This reply given by the municipal corporation makes life bleak for the residents of Gurugram Sector 37 who have been struggling with problems of mobility and security for long because of the extreme darkness.
As gathered by the original complaint filed by Yadav, the stretch between Railway Crossing to Dwarka Expressway junction on the Basai-Garhi road does not have a streetlight since the time it was opened for public use. This dark road falls on the route of offices, local markets, and any medical help that the nearby societies may want to avail.
Yadav mentioned that the pitch darkness has resulted in illegal activities around that area, making it extremely unsafe for residents to commute. As gathered during a conversation, this is the only alternative for the residents as sector road near Sector 37C and D is closed because of waterlogging.
“Leave women and children aside, families cannot go out after it is dark,” said Yadvendra. He added that despite paying a heavy amount for infrastructure development and external development, their problem remains unresolved for years.
“The road can cause damage to life in an emergency situation. The reply of the Municipal Corporation is so casual.”
Deepak Kumar Jain, Treasurer of the Association of Apartment Owners, NBCC Green View in Sector 37D said, “Residents are facing security problems during the night on these roads, and MCG has given an excuse of non-availability of light in-store. If anything happens with any residents who will take responsibility?”