‘Connectivity to phase I Metro station is an issue’
Close to East Vinod Nagar, Sanjay Jheel Park and Kalyanpuri, Mayur Vihar Phase II comprises DDA flats divided into pockets A, B, C, D, E and F. Every pocket has its own residents welfare association (RWA) that works for the maintenance of its area and raise several civc amenties issues with the concerned authorities.
Sanjay Jheel Park adds to the green element of the area. Residents say that Mayur Vihar Phase II has a clean and pollution-free atmosphere.
“This area has a lot of parks and a green belt. Almost every flat or apartment faces the green belt,” says Rahul Krishnan, a resident of pocket F.
Comparing this place with the surrounding areas, Ankur Kaul, a resident of pocket D says, “This place is better than the surrounding areas such as East Vinod Nagar and Kalyanpuri because these areas are densely populated and cluttered. Narrow lanes and houses built on small plots have caused chaos in the ares. On the other hand we enjoy a decent lifestyle. People here are polite and friendly.”
“People from the nearby areas sometimes create problems but otherwise, it is a safe and secure place. I have not heard of any incident of harassment or any issues related to safety of women in this area,” he adds.
However, many other residents are of the view that there is room for improvement when it comes to security.
“Though every pocket has its own security guards, there are complaints of theft and chain snatching at times. These incidents are not too frequent but it’s quite important to take adequate measures to stop them. If we don’t take these issues seriously, it will encourage anti-social elements. We have demanded that security measures here should be improved,” says Krishnan.
Residents here are statisfied with electricity and water supply. “Electricity and water is not a matter of concern here. There are no regular power cuts and water supply is very regular, round the clock,” says Pradeep Kumar, a resident who has a shop in pocket F.
Kumar gives credit to the RWA for maintaining civic amenities in an efficient manner. “The RWA of this place is very active. They make sure that all the problems we face are taken care of,” says Kumar.
As far as facilities are concerned, Mayur Vihar Phase II has local shopping complexes in pockets A, C and E developed by DDA and a small market and school in pocket B. Residents have easy access to other public schools of east Delhi too.
“Every pocket has small ration shops. For our other needs, we go to the shopping complex. There are several eateries, general stores and medical shops in the area. For branded clothes and other necessities, we go to Noida,” says Shivangi Jain, a resident of pocket A.
“Connectivity to the nearest Metro station, Mayur Vihar Phase I, is an issue though. We have the facility of shared autos and buses plying till the Laxmi Nagar Metro station but no such facility exists for Mayur Vihar Phase I Metro station that is just a few kilometres away,” she adds.
The area also has a many temples. “Neelam Mata temple is very famous and is a landmark of Mayur Vihar Phase II. There is a Ram Mandir and a south Indian temple in pocket A. There is a masjid in pocket F and a gurudwara too,” says Kaul.