More EWS flats re­quired

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Ihave been liv­ing in Mane­sar for more than three years. Af­ter I re­tired as a colonel from the Army in De­cem­ber 2009, I wanted to set­tle down some­where peace­ful where I could be happy and re­laxed. Dur­ing my post­ings, I was al­ways al­lot­ted very open and com­fort­able gov­ern­ment ac­com­mo­da­tion so I was look­ing for a spa­cious house at an af­ford­able cost. I al­ways wanted to get am­ple land to make airy rooms and open ar­eas.

When I first came to Mane­sar, what im­pressed me was that the sec­tors were planned ex­tremely well. Here all the plots are quite big in size – even the small­est plot mea­sures 280 sq m. So, there is a lot of open space and even in the fu­ture, this area won’t get con­gested. An­other at­trac­tion is the pic­turesque view of the Aravalli Hills. Keep­ing all th­ese things in mind, I bought a 450 sq m plot from the Haryana State In­dus­trial and In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HSIIDC) and con­structed a villa with a blend of mod­ern and tra­di­tional ar­chi­tec­tural de­signs. My brother, who is an ar­chi­tect in the United States, took care of ev­ery minute de­tail of lay­out and spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

Here, I am en­joy­ing a good life with my wife. I am gen­eral manger in Mane­sar Club and Mane­sar Golf Club. There is no doubt that Mane­sar has lots of good things one can talk about but this model township is fac­ing some se­ri­ous prob­lems, too.

The stormwa­ter drainage sys­tem is de­funct so dur­ing rains, it gets flooded and causes prob­lems for the res­i­dents. An­other ma­jor is­sue is the lack of res­i­den­tial op­tions for the eco­nom­i­cally weaker sec­tions of the so­ci­ety. What­ever has been done till now is just in­signif­i­cant. The labour pop­u­la­tion has been in­creas­ing day by day due to ar­rival of many new in­dus­tries.

HSIIDC has al­lot­ted land to many group hous­ing so­ci­eties but labour class can’t af­ford to buy flats in th­ese so­ci­eties by spend­ing R35 lakh for a 1BHK. Their liv­ing con­di­tions in the vil­lages of Mane­sar are in a pa­thetic state. If their hous­ing re­quire­ment is not ad­dressed, ev­ery­one is af­fected as san­i­ta­tion be­comes a ma­jor is­sue.

One does get very up­set with the foul smell and heaps of garbage along 1km of NH8 due to the de­plorable liv­ing stan­dards of the mi­grant labour­ers.

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