The residents of Sector 21 and 22 are upset over the potholed internal roads and have written to Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to fix them. The roads, say residents, are riddled with multiple potholes that makes it difficult for motorists to drive through.
In a series of earlier reports, HT had highlighted the pathetic state of the internal roads in these sectors and every time the MCG officials promised to fix them. However, the residents alleged that little or no progress has been made on that front.
According to residents, MCG had said in December 2016 that tenders were allotted to a contractor and the repair work was to start in January this year. However, they said they have lost all hope as four months have passed and not an iota of work has been done. They fear the roads turning even worse with the onset of monsoon.
“The road from Salarpur border to Old Delhi, which is little less than 500 metres in length, is riddled with potholes and we cannot drive at 5km/hour to avoid mishaps. There are four internal roads in our sector and all are in a pitiable state for the last three years,” Col (Retired) Umed Singh, president, Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA), Sector 21, said.
The Haryana urban development authority (Huda) transferred Sector 21 and 22, along with others, to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) in February 2016 for ensuring better civic services.
“The onus is now on the MCG to repair and re-carpet the roads. Earlier, we pleaded with the Huda engineers to do the needful. Now, we are urging the MCG to act. We fear these potholes will turn into death traps if they are not repaired at the earliest,” Bhim Singh Yadav, president, RWA, Sector 22, said, adding that civic services, including water and power supply, sewer, sanitation and roads, have gone from bad to worse over the last three years. Even the transfer of these sectors to the MCG hasn’t changed much on the ground, they claimed.
MCG had been writing to Huda to release funds as per the transfer agreements.
MR Sharma, superintending engineer, MCG, said, “Road repair work in Sectors 21 and 22 will start in the next couple of weeks.”