Step up po­lice pa­trolling here

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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

S Sub­hash

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