Gurugram: The delayed and prolonged construction of Community Centre in Sector 14, Gurugram, has become a cause of several inconveniences for the residents of the area. The Community Centre has been under construction for three years now. The residents aren't happy with the delay in the process and demand the completion of the project as soon as possible.
According to residents, the construction area lacks proper barricading, making the area prone to accidents. There is 7 feet dug-up area at the construction site, which, if not barricaded properly, can cause accidents. As per residents, the construction site is also prone to waterlogging and has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Sector 14, Gurugram had a community centre, however, according to residents, it was small in size and needed renovation. The residents had been demanding a bigger and better community centre for a long time. In 2015, it was decided by Haryana Government that a new community centre is to be built, which would be larger in area. The new construction was to be done by the Municipal Corporation of Gururam (MCG) at a total sanctioned cost of rupees 11.22 crores. However, it's been seven years since but the construction of the project remains incomplete still. The residents informed that even though Haryana Government promised to construct a new community centre back in 2015, it wasn't until 2019 that MCG demolished the old building and started the work for the new one. That too, according to residents, came after several protests and complaints by the residents.
Kalyan Singh Sharma, Advocate & IRS (Rtd.) and a resident of Sector 14, says, "Community Centre is a basic necessity. We were happy about the new building for the community centre but we didn't anticipate that it will come with so many problems. After a long delay, the old building was demolished in February 2019 but there was no sign of any new construction taking place. We held so many protests after which the construction started, but the pace of construction has been very slow, creating many problems for us."
Suresh, (Rtd.) Air Force Officer and a resident of Sector 14 says, "The government took a long time to vacate the house and demolish the old building. The government is not taking this work seriously, they delayed all the permissions required for the construction, be it of cutting trees or barricading the construction area." He further informs that the work was supposed to be completed by 2020.
The residents also allege that the construction material is lying on the footpath of the residential area, forcing pedestrians to walk on the roads. Kalyan Singh Sharma says, "They have kept objects like iron bars on the pedestrian lane which can cause fatal accidents."
CitySpidey tried to contact the MCG Officials but there was no response. We will update the story as soon as any development is known.