‘We never run out of supplies’
Iam 23 years of age and a relationship officer with American Express. I have been residing in Govindpuri for the past eight years. Due to budgetary constraints, Govindpuri seemed to be a logical choice for my family to purchase a three-bedroom flat. Eight years ago, we bought a 120-squareyard flat for R12 lakh; today it is worth around R55 lakh.
The best thing about life in this locality is the fact that the shops which sell everyday essentials are open from 7 am to 11 at night. This ensures that we are never too early or too late when it comes to purchasing essentials such as soap, toothpaste and tea. Also, metro connectivity of this area is fairly good. Though a violet line, the metro station is in close proximity to almost every street of Govindpuri and runs to key places like the Central Secretariat and Badarpur. But yes life here does require a lot of patience as we have to contend with a slew of odds. Water logging on the streets and the general indifference of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi are the worst problems. Another disadvantage is that houses here lack cross-ventilation and hence people are starved of fresh air and sunlight.
Also since there is no freehold property here, it is impossible to avail of bank loans against property. These challenges nothwithstanding, many families like mine will choose to continue living in Govindpuri because of the fact that everything here is much cheaper when compared to almost all other parts of Delhi.