A group of Sushant Lok I Block A residents protested against District Town Planning Department, Gurgaon, on March 12. They demanded the reconstruction of a boundary wall that was demolished by the department.
The wall on the southern side of Block A was demolished to improve connectivity between the southern and northern ends of the block. But residents have objected to it.
Residents living close to the boundary wall said that two weeks ago, the department, influenced by a “wrong set of people”, razed the boundary wall without anybody’s knowledge. They also said that the wall was there since the time Sushant Lok was developed around 30 years ago.
Dr V Sethi, a resident of Sushant Lok I, told City Spidey, “In 2010, when Ivy Apartments was being developed in the neighbouring southeast area by another developer, our boundary wall was damaged on purpose. But we managed to have it reconstructed later. To our surprise, the boundary wall was once again demolished in February. Security has become a cause for concern for residents since.”
“The protest was peaceful and was meant only to highlight the security concerns. We just want our concerns to be addressed by DTP,” he added.
Residents of Block A feel that with the boundary wall demolished, the need for a thoroughfare may further lead to cutting down of trees and encroachment of a kids play area. Residents had laid these issues to rest by constructing the boundary wall earlier.
A meeting among residents of Ivy Apartments and Block A residents was also held to discuss the matter.
Vijay Chopra, a resident of Ivy Apartments, said, “We are satisfied after the meeting with Sushant Lok residents regarding their protest about security concerns. We would work together to resolve this issue.”
Rajinder Sharma, DTP enforcement official, told City Spidey, “We have taken this action officially as nobody can block an entry or exit illegally. We had duly informed the residents and also told them to remove the boundary wall so that connectivity can be improved.”