The Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) on Friday removed a fenced barricade on two internal roads of Sushant Lok-3 clearing the access to internal roads of the colony. The removal of the barricade would give 50 families of Sector-57 access to the road.
The residents of Sector 57 have long been complaining to DTCP about illegal closure of the road by the residents of Sushant Lok-3. In their complaint, they said that their neighbours have illegally put up the fence denying them access to internal road connectivity which had blocked the traffic movement.
On the other hand, RWA of Sushant Lok 2 and 3 opposed the action of the DTCP.justifying the fence which they said was there to shield their societies from intrution of the outsiders.
Joginder Singh, former president Sushant Lok-2 and 3, said, “Steep rise in crime in the society led the residents to fence the road. Since the road is connected to an adjoining slum, the residents collectively decided to put up the barricade for their safety and security.”
Singh complained that the DTCP did not serve them a notice prior to removal of the barricade. The barricade was installed after felling many trees.
He said, “We will hold a meeting with the residents on Sunday to find a solution to the problem. The department cannot simply ignore the safety and security of 2,000 people residing in E block of the colony.”
Meanwhile, countering Singh's argument, officials of the DTCP said that after receiving complaints from the residents of Sector 57 they had sent a notice to the RWA of Sushant Lok 2 and 3 seeking explanation over blocking the road.
“We issued a notice regarding blockage of these two roads. After receiving no reply, we initiated the action and a team was sent to clear the blockage on the roads,” the official said.