Sector 21 residents demand shifting of Metro station exit

The residents of Sector 21 in a meeting held on Tuesday,discussed their apprehensions about the proposed station for the Metro Rail in the sector,for which residential land is proposed to be acquired.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:October 17, 2012 1:39 am

The residents of Sector 21 in a meeting held on Tuesday,discussed their apprehensions about the proposed station for the Metro Rail in the sector,for which residential land is proposed to be acquired. As per the detailed project report prepared for the Metro,for a station near Aroma lightpoint,one of the entry/ exit points will be towards the residential area in Sector 21.

During the meeting that was held by members of the Youth Innovative Society and Citizen’s Association,Sector 21,the residents expressed resentment that they were not involved with the process when the report was prepared.

President of the Youth Innovative Society,Sachin Sharma,says,“The officials,instead of holding closed door meetings,should inform the residents who will be affected by the construction of the Metro. We should be approached and the officials should explain the exact proposal. The residents should know whether their houses are part of the land that is required to be acquired.”

The residents have decided to submit a representation to the UT Administration on Wednesday. It was further decided that if their concerns are not redressed,they will approach the local MP,Pawan Kumar Bansal.

The DPR submitted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation states that one of the stations will be constructed near the Aroma lightpoint. For this,entry/exit points will be located in the market in Sector 22 as well as on the opposite side in Sector 21.

The residents rued that the Administration does not involve them in processes that affect them. They stated that even the draft of the Master Plan has not been made public. The residents said that they will request the Administration to shift the entry of the Metro station to another location.

Earlier,the residents of Sector 34 had submitted a representation to the UT Administration asking for shifting of the entry/exit point of a station that will affect their houses.

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