Kherki Daula: Repair work on service roads yet to start

  • Abhishek Behl, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2016 08:56 IST
The highway concessionaire has deployed eight stationary and four mobile pumps, and four tankers to take out the water from service lanes. (HT File Photo)

Despite the assurance given by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), the repair work on service roads between Hero Honda Chowk and Rajiv Chowk is yet to start.

The MCG has to file a status report on the repair work at the highway administrator’s court on June 23, a day before the next date of hearing. The highway concessionaire, meanwhile, has deployed eight stationary and four mobile pumps, and four tankers to take out water from service lanes.

On June 16, the highway administrator’s court had directed the MCG to repair the service roads between Hero Honda Chowk and Kherki Daula which had developed huge potholes posing a threat to commuters.

Millennium City Expressways Pvt Ltd (MCEPL) officials claimed that despite the assurances of the MCG, there has been no action on the ground and the situation has been further complicated by Monday’s rain.

“The repair work has now become even more difficult due to waterlogging. We had approached the court for directions as these potholes can lead to accidents. Despite assurance, no work has been done,” said S Raghuraman, CEO, MCEPL.

The highway concessionaire said it will remove the water from the service roads at the earliest for repair work to begin.

Highway officials said pumping the water out was not the right solution. Instead, encroachments across the highway have to removed and sewage from villages along the highway has to be diverted elsewhere.

The highway officials have also deployed cranes to clean the drain along the main causeway, which has been blocked at several places by private shop owners and dhabas.

Bhopal Singh, assistant executive engineer, MCG, assured that potholes on the services lanes of the expressway will be repaired as promised by the authority.

“If the weather allows, we will make permanent repairs so that there is no problems for commuters,” he said. However, city residents are keeping their fingers crossed till the promise is made good by the MCG on the ground.

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