‘Park­ing i s the big­gest prob­lem’

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Ihave been liv­ing in Vas­ant Kunj, Sec­tor A, since 1993. Back then, the area was con­sid­ered to be quite far from the main city. Gur­gaon had not seen much de­vel­op­ment then, and Vas­ant Kunj was a rather iso­lated pocket with no good con­nec­tiv­ity. Se­cu­rity was a prob­lem too as the RWAs were not quite ef­fec­tive and there was no po­lice pa­trol or any other se­cu­rity mea­sure. That apart, there was a se­ri­ous wa­ter is­sue and since we were get­ting wa­ter from borewells, it was not just un­safe for con­sump­tion but it also cor­roded pipe­lines due to its high salt con­tent. The roads used to be de­serted and not many would take a chance to step out late in the night. Shop­ping and med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties were also limited and there were not as many hos­pi­tals in the neigh­bour­hood.

How­ever, now, the area has un­der­gone a sea change and a lot of th­ese is­sues have been re­solved. Vas­ant Kunj is now very much a part of the city. Con­nec­tiv­ity has im­proved a l ot and t here are enough buses that ply along this route. The lo­cal­ity has a good green belt and prices have ap­pre­ci­ated to a great ex­tent here. For in­stance, when I bought my 3 BHK unit in Sec­tor A, pocket BC, I spent a lit­tle over ₹ 2 lakh. To­day, my flat is worth close to ₹ 2.25 crore, while a 2BHK top floor unit in the same block is in the process of get­ting sold at ₹ 1.54 crore.

The big­gest prob­lem now is park­ing. Park­ing fa­cil­i­ties must be built within the colonies and the ex­ist­ing roads must be widened to han­dle the traf­fic vol­ume. How­ever, this is a great area to live in, and I’m happy to be here.

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