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Dug up roads haunt pedestrians

Digging on the congested Old Railway Road has made the life hell for the pedestrians and motorists. The road is used by many to enter into the Old part of the city.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 03, 2013 02:58 IST
HT Correspondent

Digging on the congested Old Railway Road has made the life hell for the pedestrians and motorists. The road is used by many to enter into the Old part of the city.

While the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon maintains that the existing roads on the Old Railway road will see proper compacting, residents say that one of the roads, which was built overnight after an accident here, is of average quality.

“A man was killed in an accident a week ago on this stretch. The dug up roads were covered soon after he died. The road has not been compacted properly and turns into a nightmare after rains,” said Balwan Singh, resident, Laxman Vihar.

“Water from the dug up lines floods the nearby shops after rains. It gets mixed with sewage water which is unfit for drinking,” said Ram Kumar, another resident.

Locals said that movement of vehicles has been affected as the civic body has left the trenches dug up. “The MCG should level the stretch soon. Digging of roads has also increased the level of dust and causes breathing problems,” said Satish, who owns a shop in the vicinity.”

“A car falls into a ditch almost daily here. And then crane is called to pull it out,” said Tasleem, who uses the stretch to go to a nearby village.

Asked about the bottlenecks in the completion of the pipeline, MCG chief engineer BS Singroha said that the road will be compacted in another 15 days.

“The traffic scenario has improved after we compacted one side of the Old Railway Road,” he said.

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