Gurgaon: Residents no longer trust govtâ€™s announcements due to pending projects
The residents in Gurgaon are completely miffed with the delay in proposed projects including the mass rapid regional rail network and extension of metro rail. People said that they only want action on the ground and not on paper.
The livid residents took to Twitter to express their anger after the Haryana cabinet meeting. Many residents highlighted the administration’s failure to complete the Dwarka expressway project which has been delayed by eight years.
“There are so many announcements made by the government which have remained only on paper. We want work to happen on the ground. I have compiled a list of such statements over last two years where words are different but projects are same. Nothing is moving except papers,” said Prakhar Sahai, a city resident.
Sahai’s list includes many projects such as shifting of Kherki Daula toll plaza, alternative road to Kherki Daula, metro connectivity from HUDA centre to Dwarka Sector-21, work on u-turn on Delhi Gurgaon expressway and expansion and modernisation of the Old Delhi Gurgaon road.
The residents have also pointed out that the politicians are making such announcements because 2019 elections are getting close. They further stated that the politicians are only announcing projects but they are not mentioning timelines and deliverables.
“The election time will be here soon and a lot of such announcements will be made. Soon the government will promise the stars but they have not been able to install streetlights in New Gururgam sectors,” wrote Anurag Awasthi on micro-blogging site Twitter.
“HARERA was promised to give major relief to home buyers but there seems to be no effect,” said Sanjeev Singh, a sector 23 residents.
Singh further said that the government has also failed to fulfil the promise of no power cuts in the city. “We pay highest tariff for quality service,” he added.
Many residents were of the view that there is a trust deficit between them and the government and it can only improve when the government will start fulfilling the promises.