Times of India, Bhawna Gandhi , TNN, Dec 23, 2010, 03.24am IST
GURGAON: The green belt along NH-8 is in a shabby state. The sewage water that remains permanently accumulated at the sides of the expressway has not just robbed the Hero Honda Chowk green belt of its greenery, it has also started affecting trees in Sector 31 and Sector 15, where the sewage water continues to seep in.
The parks have also become inundated by the sewage water and ponds have started getting filled with filth.
Sector 15 is one of the prime locations in Gurgaon and residents here are facing a lot of problems due to the sewage. The poor condition of the area has gone unnoticed despite the fact that government officials live in this sector. The stench here is unbearable. We have complained about this many times but there is no one to listen to us. The green belt is right in front of the houses of the HUDA authorities. However, even they are choosing to turn a blind eye to the problem, said Poorvi, a resident.
On one hand, the government talks of planting more and more trees and on the other hand, they are not bothered about the depleting green belts in the city. The authorities need to take immediate action in this matter. The residents also need to be active enough to stop such activities, said Anita Narang, ex-municipal councillor and a resident of Sector 15.
Even in sector 31, the parks and open grounds are flooded with sewage. There seems to be no end to the sewage dump. Either they are over flowing or they are dumped in the open by the contractors. Contractors are not ready to listen to us and the administration has no check on them, said atul chaudhary, a sector 31 resident.
Residents say they have also been demanding parks in their neighborhoods for morning and evening walks. Since there are hardly any parks or green belts in the city, we are trying to revive the greenery, the first step being our home.
We have planted around 40 trees in our lane and the residents are taking proper care of them, added aother resident.
Vivek Kamboj, founder of Haryali NGO,, said, Had the matter come to our notice earlier, we could have done something about it. The residents, who find contractor dumping sewage wastes in the open, must ask them not to do so.
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