MCG holds anti-encroachment drive at Gurgaon’s three major arterial roads
On the orders of MCG commissioner, V Umashanakar, the drives were conducted at Badshahpur drain and roads such as Golf Course Road, Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) and Vatika Chowk.gurgaon Updated: Jul 11, 2017 23:00 IST
Officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Tuesday conducted anti-encroachment drives at various roads and demolished illegal properties that often impede rainwater drainage, resulting in traffic snarls and waterlogging.
The drives were conducted at various places in the city, including three major arterial roads and near Badshahpur drain, where encroachments usually obstruct rainwater drainage.
The step was taken in the hope of finding a solution to the deteriorating state of city roads, which leads to snarls regularly.
On the orders of MCG commissioner, V Umashanakar, the drives were conducted at the arterial roads — Golf Course Road, Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) and Vatika Chowk.
To ensure that law and order is maintained and to prevent any untoward incidents during the drives, MCG officials took the help of police officials from Badshahpur police station.
“Four teams have been formed to make the city roads and footpaths free of encroachments. This exercise will continue for a prolonged period,” Umashankar said.
Following monsoon showers, potholes and waterlogging have become a norm on the three arterial roads.
On Golf Course Road, the damage is so severe that it takes commuters over 25 minutes to cross a 500-metre patch.
Similarly, at the SPR and Vatika Chowk, despite traffic volume being lower than on the other major roads, commuters constantly encounter potholes that heavily slow down traffic.
Heavy encroachment has also clogged the Badshahpur drain, which is susceptible to overflowing during monsoon.
Illegal properties in these areas were demolished. The encroachers were let off with a warning, but their possessions were seized.