‘Con­nec­tiv­ity to phase I Metro sta­tion is an is­sue’

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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.

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