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Poorly lit and broken roads a major concern for residents in new Gurgaon

Residents said there is a frequent movement of dumpers on the Badshahpur to Darbaripur route at night. While most sectors in Gurgaon have been transferred to the MCG, the newly developed ones are still with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

gurgaon Updated: Jun 27, 2017 14:07 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Thousands of residents of sectors 69, 70 and 71 take this broken road to reach Badshahpur Chowk.
Thousands of residents of sectors 69, 70 and 71 take this broken road to reach Badshahpur Chowk.(HT Photo)

Commuting to and from the new Gurgaon areas sectors 69, 70 and 71 has become a hassle for residents owing to the poor state of roads, lack of streetlights and safety measures.

These sectors are located along the southern peripheral road, adjacent to Badshahpur.

Most residents in these areas are professionals who have moved there just a year or two ago.

Residents said there is a frequent movement of dumpers on the Badshahpur to Darbaripur route at night. “There are numerous accidents on this stretch as overloaded dumpers move without any checks. The roads sport huge craters. Despite frequent complaints, there have been no remedial measures,” said Ajay Sharma, a resident of Tulip Ivory, Sector 71.

While most sectors in Gurgaon have been transferred to the MCG, the newly developed ones are still with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

Ratan Singh, a retired commissioner of Puducherry and a resident of Tulip Ivory, said, “ The stretch from Sohna Road till our sector is full of potholes.These force motorists to slow down, causing snarls. The poor condition of the road has also damaged vehicles.” Singh is a kidney transplant patient and going to hospitals for checkups is a nightmare for him.

“There is a lack of security in the area. After dusk, no vendor or delivery boy is ready to come here. Going out in the evening is also a problem,” said Reeta Sharma, another resident.

“A majority of residents depend on cars for commute as there is public transport to these areas. Travelling alone is difficult on poorly lit stretches,” said Manju Ranjan, a resident of Sector 70.

It takes 20 minutes to walk from the main Badshahpur Chowk to the residential complexes.

Vikas Ranjan, president of Tulip Orange RWA, said the members met Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav and he had assured them that the SPR and sector roads will be repaired on priority. Months on, nothing has been done.

There are no hospitals, shopping centres, and other facilities nearby and the poor condition of the road keeps cab drivers away.

Huda officials said that they will address problems on the 60-metre sector dividing road and the SPR. They maintained that the construction and maintenance of the 24-metre internal roads are the responsibility of the developers. “The Huda has divided the sectors into four batches to complete the infrastructure. The issues are in our jurisdiction will be resolved,” said a senior Huda official.