After their victory in Gurugram Municipal Corporation elections 2017, candidates who won will now have to face the major challenge of getting public services in this mini-city up to grade. Despite a slew of measures announced by the civic body, the residents of the city persistently complain about lack of proper water supply, electricity, sanitation, roads, connectivity issues. Things get worse across a spectrum of spheres during the monsoon. Here are the major challenges for the civic authorities:
• Roads and potholes
Civic problems like potholes and roads that have virtually become unmotorable, sewerage system that is persistently on brink of collapse top the list of the grievances of the people. Residents have also complained there are not enough streetlights, reported Hindustan Times. People have big safety and security concerns in the area too. “We want a councillor who will follow up with the authorities & politicians and have our problems resolved,” a resident was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.
• Traffic and congestion
People have complained about the heavy traffic on the road, which is already in poor state.Vehicular traffic has been a regular problem during peak hours. Meanwhile, the local people are also struggling with encroachment and illegal parking, reported Times of India.
Residents in Gurugram have been writing to the Haryana urban development authority (Huda) and the government urging immediate steps to ensure the provision of basic civic amenities. A large number of people travel to Delhi NCR and use the Metro to reach their destinations. As per the report by Hindustan Times, people have been writing to the authorities to ensure proper connectivity between the sectors and the main city and administrative buildings, bus stand and the Metro.
• Sewage and waterlogging
On the account of poor drainage and excessive waterlogging during the monsoon, people have been highlighting the issues to the authorities and now they want their candidates to address the problem. They said sewer lines in these sectors are not connected and the same results in poor sewage discharge, spillage and waterlogging. Despite repeated complaints, people have claimed that no action has been taken by the authorities, reported HT.
A resident was quoted as saying that they invested their hard-earned money in the housing projects, but haven’t seen an iota of development since the time they have moved, reveals a Hindustan Times report. The MCG has been levying house tax since 2010, though the people got possession of the flats in 2013. People are alleging MCG is for being simply blind their needs.