‘Security is a serious concern’
When I retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Indian Army in 1995, I decided to buy a flat in Sector 37. Before that I was living on rent in Greater Kailash 2, Delhi. I once had an opportunity to stay in a rented flat in Sector 37 when I was transferred to the Army Headquarters in Delhi in the ’80s. This sector attracted me for the facilities it had, such as a CSD canteen, medical services at a walking distance and a local market which used to take care of our day-to-day needs. I then decided to settle down here after my retirement. So, in 1995, I bought a 3BHK flat measuring about 1800 sq ft for R10 lakh. The price at the time of allotment in 1985 was R4 lakh and today it is valued anywhere between R90 lakh and R1 crore. At present, I am serving as an assistant direc- tor (security and fire safety) in Amity University, just a few kilometres from my house. With two Metro stations — Botanical Garden and Golf Course — situated on two sides of Sector 37, connectivity with other areas has become easy and hassle free.
The Sector 18 market is at a walking distance. Plenty of good schools have come up in the past few years. Security, however, is a serious cause for concern. In the past few months, incidents of petty theft, chain snatching, carlifting etc have gone up. This needs to be taken up seriously because Sector 37 has many single and old residents. I think the security guards deployed at various gates need to be quite vigilant and police patrolling should increase.