NEWDELHI, April 29 -- "Parking is the biggest problem here," says Atar Singh Nagar, RWA president of Ganesh Nagar Pandav Nagar Complex-an unauthorised colony awaiting regularisation-in East Delhi's Laxmi Nagar.

The colony, despite its unauthorised nature has all the basic civic facilities of a planned area in Delhi. That may have something to do with its location - opposite the high-profile residential neighbourhood Commonwealth Games Village sports complex, which was developed to provide accommodation and training facilities to athletes during the 2010 Games.

The Akshardham Metro station is just a few metres away.

As the city gears up for the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for May 12, Nagar's complaint is reflective of the changing deve...