Angered by the serial episodes of snatching in the past week, residents Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension have raised their collective voice against the Federation of Co-Operative Group Housing Societies for its lackadaisical approach.
The residents claim that despite being aware that bike-borne miscreants are active in the area, the federation hasn't done much to allay the fears of the people. There are 22 societies in the vicinity.
Though not wishing to be named, the residents have categorically said that office bearers are using the federation for their personal political gains and are not concerned with the grievances of the people at all. "The resident body is supposed to hold a meeting every three months, but in the past year, not a single meeting has been called,” a resident of United India Apartments said.
A resident of Vardhaman Apartments added, “The last elections were conducted about 10 years ago. We now want a fresh team, as the current members are doing nothing for the betterment of the societies.”
On October 25, all the 22 group housing societies decided to call a meeting to discuss the issue. “We are yet to decide a date for the meeting, but it will be held at Rosewood Apartments after Diwali,” confirmed Devendra Shrivastava, a resident of the society.
The move comes in the wake of back-to-back episodes of snatching by bike-borne miscreants in the area. City Spidey made several attempts to contact Shankar Bhan, the president of the federation, but he remained unavailable for comment.