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Gurgaon society lacking basic amenities: Civic bodies not concerned
The Residents welfare Association (RWA) and builders tiff is age old in Gurgaon. None of the builders seem to fulfill the promises made by them to the residents and the RWA's fight for the rights of the residents ia almost never ending. The latest society to join this battle is Saraswati Kunj, Gurgaon's largest housing society.

Situated on the Golf Course road and inhabited by the upper middle class society of the city, this society is facing a lot of infrastructural problems and have been deprived of basic drinking water, power shortages and drainage issues. The RWA members have said that their complains have not been taken seriously by the builders.

As was reported by, the society administration had a corpus of about Rs 150 crore collected as EDC (external development charge) and IDC (internal development charge) from residents when they had purchased plots, the RWA claims. They have sent in their problems with the electricity, water and drainage to HUDA, MCG and DHBVN but to no solutions.

The RWA President said Anil Sehgal said that they needed the HUDA and the MCG to work immediately on the drainage and water system. However, they do nothing and also do not take heed to the High Court directives, which has asked these civic bodies to provide the basic amenities to the residents two years back.

Talking about the same, Sehgal said, ''Saraswati Kunj is in a mess. Sewage from adjacent colonies accumulate in a pond behind our society, which has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. It is a big danger to the groundwater. We depend on tubewells since we don't get drinking water from HUDA. The society is also deprived of adequate power. Though the sanctioned load to the colony is 4.7 MW, DHBVN is currently supplying a load of 1 MW.''

When contacted, the administrations are playing the blame game, while the residents are suffering.

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