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27 June-3 July 2014

Vol. 3 No. 45  Pages 24  ` 10

RNI No. HARENG/2011/39319, Postal Regn. No. GRG/35/2012-2014

A hundred 'Campa Cola's' brewing here? PRAKHAR PANDEY

{ Abhishek Behl / FG }

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urgaon's civic woes, which have mainly been caused by the arrogance of the builders, the indifference of the government and the ineptness of the local bureaucracy, can best be resolved if the civil society of the City, its RWAs and individual activists come together to exert pressure on the ‘system’ – and make it deliver on its responsibilities and promises. There is now strong hope that the problems in the Millennium City can get resolved; a number of developments, such as favourable High Court decisions, the dogged determination of local activists, the strong stands

taken by some Resident Welfare Associations against developers, and decisions by the Competition Commission of India & COMPAT, augur well. Friday Gurgaon invited RWA Heads from across the City, as also local activists and associations, to share their

learnings, confirm status on key civic issues, discuss some nuances (like the Apartment vs. Societies Act) and then decide on some joint actions for the betterment of society. The majority of the participants agreed that while taking legal recourse against

the builders and government agencies was a logical step, it might not be enough to motivate the different stakeholders to deliver on their promises. The residents and the citizens of Gurgaon need to push, and many have already started to come out on the streets to protest. The patience of the increasingly frustrated residents is finally wearing thin. Engaging with the local politicians and electing good leaders as our political representatives should be the way forward for the citizens of  Gurgaon, said RTI activist Raman Sharma. He emphasised on choosing councillors and MLAs who are educated, Contd on p 6-7 

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