Repeated appeals by residents in the past two years to name key roads and improve the signage system in the Millennium City have fallen on deaf ears.
The absence of direction boards to guide motorists is a major commuting hassle within the city but the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has failed to provide any solution till now. In Gurgaon, MG Road, Sohna Road and Golf Course Road are among the few identifiable stretches.
A proposal to develop an alphanumeric system to identify roads was floated by the councillor of ward 30 in 2011.
As per the proposed system, streets were to be identified by numbers so that the commuters can find out the location easily. While the roads going from east to west were to be marked with numbers, the routes from north to south were to be named with alphabets.
After subsequent studies carried out to assess the feasibility of the plan, officials said that since the road system in Gurgaon is not planned on a grid, numbering them wasn’t possible and it would be more confusing for commuters.
Since then, precious little has been done to find an alternative to name the maze of roads in Gurgaon.
Representatives of various residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) discussed the issue at an open interactive session on Saturday demanding an immediate solution to the problem.
“In the past two years, we have made several appeals to the authorities regarding naming of roads and putting up proper signages. The authorities always come up with some excuse to evade this complex issue,” said KS Sandhu, secretary, Joint Action Forum of Residents’ Associations (JAFRA).
RS Rathee, secretary of Gurgaon Citizen’s Council, said that the authorities seemed to have completely ignored the issue and the residents had given up all hopes.
“In Gurgaon, vague landmarks have to be used to give directions making it extremely difficult for first-time visitors,” said Sunil Singh, a resident of Sector 57.