The residents of South City 2 alleged that the poor quality of internal roads has been troubling them for years but nothing has been done by the town and country planning department so far. A group of residents recently met officials of the town planning to pressure the developer to fix the roads at the earliest.
All roads are pothole-riddled. Residents, mainly elderly, children and pregnant women, find it difficult to walk, drive or cycle. Residents said minor accidents have become frequent and vehicles keep getting damaged too.
Shalu Johar Sahni of South City 2 said, “We are sorry to say that our bad roads are causing a big distress for all of us. We cannot walk properly and we have met with accidents; we have been writing to the town planning department and the developer frequently.”
Residents said they met a senior town planning official recently after a minor accident in which a cyclist fell before a moving car after riding into a deep pothole.
Tarveen Chopra, another resident, said, “We hope the town planning department will do the needful. The roads have not been repaired for so many years and now, several deep potholes have appeared, making the roads accident prone and dangerous. We want the department to fix the problem at the earliest.”
“Motorbikes often get stuck in these potholes and residents even have trouble walking on these roads,” Aviral Sethi of the township said.
Residents alleged that the road repair work was to start a year ago.
Yusuf Mansuri, senior town planner, Gurgaon, said, “We have received complaints from the residents and we are trying to fix the problem as the complaints are justified.”
Residents said matters are worse at night as the elderly in particular have to avoid using the roads after sunset.