At a public hearing, MLA Gulab Singh Yadav heeded to people’s voice and said the liquor vend that was causing a public nuisance would be removed.
Residents of Sector 6, Dwarka, voted to remove a wine and beer shop from the Post Office market in the locality. On Sunday, they voted against the continuation of the shop, as it was leading to public nuisance in the area.
The residents have been campaigning against the liquor vend for quite some time now and had also raised the issue during a public hearing held by Matiala MLA Gulab Singh Yadav recently. Nearly 100 residents participated in the public hearing held in a Sector 6 park, adjacent to the market.
The public hearing was held in deference to the wishes of the people, Yadav told City Spidey, "The removal of the liquor vend from the market has been a long-pending demand of the people. I assure that the shop will be removed.”
Many residents got a chance to interact with the MLA and apprise him of the civic problems they face, such as problems regarding inflated water bills generated by Delhi Jal Board, and issues of security and insufficient lighting.
Satish Sharma, president of Diamond Square Apartments, Sector 6, told City Spidey, “This public hearing is a good initiative and I hope the issues will be resolved. I also expect the removal of the beer shop, as promised by the MLA. We have also taken the signatures of 535 people to achieve this objective. More are expected to sign the petition.”
Pradeep Bansal, a social worker and a resident of Katyayani Apartments, Sector 6, has been on the forefront of the campaign against the beer shop for a long time. “We have been raising this issue since 2010. The people's voice has given more strength to the campaign.”
MLA Yadav said a video recording of the public hearing will be sent to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, requesting action.