Step up police patrolling here
May u r Vi h a r, a s the name suggests, was indeed an abode of peacocks. Not anymore. I have been living in a MIG flat in pocket 5 of Mayur Vihar Phase III since the past 14 years and things have drastically changed here. Population has grown manifold but infrastructure still remains the same.
The Gramin Sewa services are the main reason for massive traffic jams and accidents in the area.They don’t seem to obey traffic rules and drive rashly. The traffic police also turns a blind eye to them. Almost every day we witness major accidents in the area. Recently, a school kid was hit by an auto. Few days back, a 24-year-old girl riding a scooter was hit by one of these autos and died on the way to hospital.
There’s no hospital in the area and one needs to travel to Noida for getting access to good medical facilities. Hospitals nearby are good enough for treating j ust minor cuts and bruises.
With no depot for buses in this area, drivers park the vehicles on t he road. The pavements have been encroached by shopkeepers. Pedestrians are forced to walk on the roads and face the traffic.
Chain snatching is a common problem too. Recently, there were cases of mobile thefts in the area. We have made repeated requests at the Ashok Nagar Police station to step up patrolling in this area but in vain.
Connectivity t o other parts of the city is also poor with limited bus routes and the nearest metro is almost 3 km away. Hopefully, with the Barapullah flyover being extended to this area, connectivity issues will be addressed to some extent.
– As told to Rozelle Laha