On Sunday morning, the residents gathered in a large number at Sector 37C and highlighted their problems.
As the Haryana Legislative Assembly election has been announced, the residents are gearing up to raise their demand for better roads and other civic amenities. The residents of Sector 37C and D have initiated a campaign 'No Road No Vote' to put forth their demand of infrastructural development in the area.
Around 700 residents from several high rises including Corona Optus, Taksila Heights, ILD Greens, Imperia Esferia, BPTP Park Serene, NBCC Green View, Ramprastha City joined the campaign.
On Sunday morning, they gathered in a large number at Sector 37C and highlighted their problems that they are facing due to lack of infrastructure in the sector.
Men, women and children from various high rises held a protest march by raising slogans and banners.
According to the residents, most of the roads are still underdeveloped as either the land was not being acquired by administration or there is a dispute over which authority is going to construct 60 meter and 24 meter roads.
Hemant Kumar, a resident of BPTP Park Serene said, “Despite our repeated requests and several representation, the authorities have failed to provide any relief to us. The residents have now decided that if the authority continue to turn a deaf ear on the matter then upcoming election will be boycotted.”
They informed that there are more than 8,000 flats in different high-rise societies in these sectors and government has taken more than Rs 500 crore under EDC (External Development Charges) but they are still awaiting development in the sectors. They alleged that they are deprived of even the basic necessities like road, street lights and sewer lines.
During the protest, they have also initiated a signature campaign. Pradip Rahi, President of Ramprastha City Welfare Association said, “We have started the signature campaign to gather more support from the residents and we will submit a representation along with these signature to the Deputy Commissioner in the upcoming week.”
Safety and security of the sectors is also among the major issue raised by residents. They said most of the roads do not have street lights. They informed that many incidents of theft and chain snatching have been reported in the past. They claimed that a police check post was proposed by the SHO of sector 10A but it was never implemented.
Deep Chand Yadav, a resident of Corona Optus said, “We are not demanding anything special but the basic amenities of road, street light, sewer etc. for which, we have paid huge amount to the government. People have invested their hard earned money into their flats and are suffering due to the negligence of the authorities.”