MG Road re-carpeting work to start soon
In a relief for thousands of commuters, the Public Works Department (PWD) is planning to re-carpet the potholed Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road by December this year.gurgaon Updated: Jul 03, 2013 03:08 IST
In a relief for thousands of commuters, the Public Works Department (PWD) is planning to re-carpet the potholed Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road by December this year.
Also known as Gurgaon’s Mall Mile, the 5-km stretch of the road was last revamped 11 years ago. More than 25 malls and shopping complexes are located along the stretch.
The road is used by thousands of commuters, largely those coming from Delhi and going towards Old Gurgaon and Jaipur.
“I got to know that the re-carpeting work is likely to start shortly. We have been waiting for a long time for this. We hope after re-carpeting, the road will offer a smooth drive and bring cheers to commuters,” said a senior executive of Sahara Mall.
Currently, the 5-km stretch, which got the status of a national highway and is connected to NH-8 near Iffco Chowk, gives nightmares to commuters coming from south Delhi.
“We feel comfortable driving on the Delhi portion of MG Road. But as soon as we enter Gurgaon, the stretch near Guru Dronacharya Metro station becomes very difficult to cross. It is full of potholes. My car got damaged in the last rain as it got stuck in a big pothole,” said Ramesh Kumar, a daily commuter.
According to PWD officials, the total cost of the re-carpeting project is R24 crore.
A high-level meeting was held a few days ago between officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and the PWD.
“We have sought permission from the Haryana government for executing the work and we will award the work to a firm as soon as we get the nod from the head office (Chandigarh),” said NK Tomar, executive engineer, PWD.
It is worth noticing that in February this year, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had assigned the task of MG Road re-carpeting work to the PWD.
The damaged road also disrupts the smooth movement of traffic, resulting in long traffic jams.