South City II, Gurgaon: Streetlights in a state of neglect

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By Anjoo Dalal
Photo: Videohive.net
Posted: May 14, 2017

Residents of South City II, Gurgaon, have been grappling with dark areas post sunset due to poor maintenance and lack of streetlights for the last three years.

The lights in most parts of the 14 blocks of the township are non-functional. Poor lighting has also led to several problems for commuters.

One such area is the Block B market that leads to Sohna Road. Pankaj Kumar, a resident, says, “My daughter goes to a tuition centre in the market. Though it is at a walking distance, it is unsafe due to poor lighting. So I pick her up daily. Since it is a market area, it should be properly lit at all times to avoid any mishap.”

Residents allege that out of the 1,500 streetlights, 80 per cent of them are defunct at all times. Those streetlights on the stretch while entering South City II road haven’t been functioning for a year. Despite several complaints to the developer, the state of affairs remains the same.

Meanwhile, senior citizens have been refraining from going for early morning walks for the last one month. Robbers had taken advantage of the darkness and had snatched gold chains from two women.

Neeraj Yadav, president of South City II RWA, told City Spidey, "We have brought this to the notice of the traffic police and have even filed our complaints with the developer. But the situation remains the same."

However, there is hope for residents as South City II happens to be on the list of private residential colonies set to be taken over by Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).

TAGS: South City II / Gurgaon / Sohna Road / Block B / Neeraj Yadav / Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon