Sanjeev K Ahuja | Monday, December 13, 2010 – (Hindustan Times, New Delhi)
GURGAON : Making a huge dent on the green cover of the city, more than a hundred trees are about to perish because of the accumulation of sewage water in the green belt of posh locality, Sector 15, off the Gurgaon Ezpressway.
A large pool of stagnant sewage water has come up in the green belt with hundreds of fully grown trees next to HUDA’s mini-golf course, owing lack of an outlet in last one year. Entire sewage muck has been emanating from the same posh locality and continues to collect here causing stink all around. The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has failed to connect sewerage lines to the truck sewerage line which is just across this green belt at Rajiv Chowk on the Gurgaon Expressway.
“We have made HUDA official to visit the site a number of times. Every time they have made false promises to fix the problem. It seems either they are not equipped enough to pump out the sewage muck out of here or deliberately want the trees to die so that they can go ahead with their stalled plan of extending the main-golf course,” said RS Raghav, the president of Sector 15 RWA.
Residents of this locality have also been opposing HUDA’s plan to extend its mini-golf course by axing hundreds of trees.
Vivek Kamboj of Haryali, an NGO, said he plans to arrange for pump sets drain out water on his own to save the trees.