Residents of cooperative group housing societies in Mayur Vihar I are expressing their displeasure over the issues of garbage and encroachments in the area.
They say that they were promised during the recent municipal elections that these civic issues would be resolved soon. They say more than a month has passed since the new municipal councillor was elected but no major development has taken place.
Pawan Vasudev, president of federation of 14 cooperative societies in the area, said, “We had voted for them over their promises that the garbage piled up near housing societies will be cleaned twice a day. We were also assured by Vipin Singh [area councillor] and Mahesh Giri [MP, East Delhi] that they would come up with a proper solution for illegal encroachments outside their societies.”
JP Sharma, another member of the federation and a resident of Sahyog Apartments, told City Spidey, “Residents who had supported Vipin Singh on our request have now started blaming us. Frankly, residents of all 14 apartments are feeling cheated.”
When City Spidey spoke to Singh, he cited issues such as inadequate number of dumpers for lifting garbage and shortage of funds for deploying extra garbage collectors.
Neema Bhagat, East Delhi Municpal Corporation mayor, said, “We have inspected the area and are working on it. A group of residents had approached me last week and I have directed the officials and councilor of the area to resolve the issues as soon as possible.”