The residents of U block in DLF Phase 3 have lashed out at the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the developer over the poor state of roads, encroachments and waterlogging. A matter of concern for long, the situation grew worse last year.
Alleging negligence on the part of the MCG and DLF, the developer, the residents claimed they have been pleading with the authorities for action but little has come of it.
They said they have been battling these problems for ten years and it all started from the time the stretch lining their block was dug up to lay a deep sewer line. “Over the years, these problems have only grown worse. The roads here are in pathetic state. They have been crying out for repairs, but the authorities don’t seem to care,” Rajesh Kumar, a resident of block U, DLF Phase 3, said.
The residents said though they have not been forfeiting on their taxes, MCG officials haven’t cared to visit their block and check if the basic amenities are being provided to them.
“The road has been in a pitiable state for the more than ten years. Yet, the authorities continue to drag their feet. There has been no repair work or even a patch up all these years. During monsoon, the situation gets worse and waking on the stretch is fraught with risks,” Suresh Kumar, a resident of U-44 lane, said.
Broken and riddled with potholes, the road sees major traffic snarls during the peak hours and the spin-off effect is felt on all roads across the DLF City Phase 3 area.
All three roads that mark the entry points to DLF Phase 3 are in bad shape, making it tough for both the residents and commuters to navigate.
“The situation is getting worse with every passing day. The poor drainage system in our block is also a concern. Despite repeated pleas, the authorities just aren’t willing to work,” Sushant Kumar, a resident of block U, said.
“All our requests have fallen on deaf ears. The MCG doesn’t seem to be bothered by our plight,” he said.
Making matters worse, construction materials are dumped regularly on the roadside. “Sand and cement are dumped randomly. The wind blows loose dust particles into our homes. This contributes to air pollution and is a threat to our health. Such encroachments leave the roads waterlogged even after a brief spell of rain,” Afzal Khan, another resident of the block, said.
MR Sharma, superintendent engineer , MCG said, “The area is still under the control of the developer and it is their responsibility to carry out repairs.”
“Illegal construction is putting undue stress on infrastructure. The roads were repaired earlier,” a spokesperson for DLF said.