Rama Nand Kataria was elected president of resident body of Sector 7, Gurgaon, for the third term in a row. Elections for the nine-member RWA were held on Sunday at the community centre of the sector.
The other eight posts, for which elections were held, included vice-president, treasurer and general secretary. The elected resident body has nominated 12 working committee members to address the grievances of residents.
The sector with a population of 7,000 residents has a number of issues, including deteriorating law and order situation, that need urgent attention.
Speaking about the priorities of his team, the President-elect, Kataria, said, “Over the years, there has been a marked rise the incidence of chain snatching, burglary and eve-teasing. Our prime objective would be to check these crimes with the help of the local police. We have constituted a team of residents to keep a watch on vulnerable places and update the police with any untoward incident taking place in the locality at an instant.”
Sector 7 connects Basai Road running toward Jhajjar. Despite prohibition on heavy vehicles, a large number of multi-axle vehicles ply on the road even during the day leading to traffic snarls and accidents.
Encroachment by roadside vendors has resulted in narrowing of the roads. We have drawn a blueprint to resolve the issue which we will discuss with the Traffic Department and the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), Kataria added.
The aforesaid problems cropped up recently when the MCG partially took over the maintenance of the sector from Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).
After transfer of powers, sanitation and dealing with encroachment are the responsibility of the MCG, while providing basic amenities like water supply, maintenance of parks and community centers remain with the Huda.