The residents of Gurugram’s sector 69, 70 and 70A are living in fear over the increasing crime rate in the vicinity. While the area has been developing and various residential and commercial projects have come up over the years, they lack the basic security infrastructure.
On Monday late night, some goons had attacked the security guards of BPTP Astaire Garden in sector 70A. The goon had beat them up and had attempted to break into the society.
Not just this, two days back, a female resident of the society was returning home late night and was attacked by the goons. Fortunately, the cab driver's presence of mind deterred any untoward incident. In another incident, an 8 year old child was raped in an under construction mall near the society.
Neehar Ranjan, RWA president of BPTP Astaire Gardens said, "The residents are not feeling secure and living under the fear of life. The three incidents which took place within a week have shocked the residents to the core. We met the Station House Officer (SHO) Badshahpur and have demanded more frequent police patrolling in the area."
Around 4000-5000 people are residing in several residential societies such as BPTP Astaire Gardens, Paras Irene, Tulip Violet, Tulip Lemon, Tulip White, Tulip Orange, GPL Eden Heights and several others in these sectors.
The residents said the area needs urgent attention from the government agencies to enhance better security arrangement in the area.
They have demanded installation of high mast lights at the main intersection of the area, LED street lights, repairing of defunct light to curb the crime in the vicinity.
The resident alleged that with the rising population in these high-rise societies, the authority has not provided the basic security infrastructure in the area as needed.
Achal Sangal, executive member of Tulip Violet RWA in sector 69 said, "There are multiple dark spots in the area which has given miscreants a chance to commit the crime. When we asked for increase in patrolling and provision of police chowki, the police show their limitation with manpower crunch, less PCR van and funds. We have made a temporary sitting arrangement for Police personnel at Tulip Chowk, however, we cannot provide the manpower."
Somika Chandhok a social activist and a resident of GPL Eden Heights sector 70 told CitySpidey that she has lodged many complaints to the concerned department and the PWD minister for street lights. "After continuously following up the matter with MCG for 3 years, Darbaripur road street lights were installed but its maintenance is a big issue here. At night it is a nightmare to drive on the road, where there are either few street lights in working condition or no street lights at all on the connecting road to SPR."
She informed that she had written a letter to the DGP Haryana police after which patrolling of PCR with a women constable was increased in the area. "I had a meeting with sub-inspector of Badshahpur where he assured to station a PCR van outside GPL Eden heights, which lasted only for few days and stopped several months back." She added.