Residents of new Gurgaon sectors wait for roads
Fifty-eight new sectors have come up along the Golf Course Extension road, Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) and Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) as part of the real estate development plan in Gurgaon. Many shifted to these areas on the basis that roads such as SPR, NPR and CPR would be constructed soon as they could facilitate smooth vehicular movement across Gurgaon, Delhi, and Manesar.gurgaon Updated: Aug 06, 2017 22:53 IST
Residents of newly developed sectors, 58 to 115, are still waiting for the administration to complete the infrastructure work, particularly the construction of roads. Residents alleged that despite tall promises, the road construction and repair work of existing stretches is yet to be started.
According to them, some of the revenue roads in these sectors that connect the villages have been either encroached upon or have fallen into disuse.
Fifty-eight new sectors have come up along the Golf Course Extension road, Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) and Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) as part of the real estate development plan in Gurgaon. Many shifted to these areas on the basis that roads such as SPR, NPR and CPR would be constructed soon as they could facilitate smooth vehicular movement across Gurgaon, Delhi, and Manesar.
Residents of Emerald Hills, one of the townships in the new sectors, said the roads leading to their society are non-motorable and they have to navigate bumps. “I am afraid to walk through the 300-metre stretch that leads to the housing complex alone after dark, as streetlights are not functional. Also, the roads get waterlogged even after a mild shower,” Ritesh Malhotra of Emerald Hills in Sector 65 said.
The stretch of Golf Course Extension road from Sector 62 to Sector 65 is in a bad shape as roads are riddled with potholes and there is no lighting. As a significant part of the SPR, there is heavy traffic on the road, but the road is in a poor state and accidents and jams are reported frequently.
“We have approached everyone to get road condition improved but have only got assurances. Its condition is deteriorating every day. These reports are repeatedly being highlighted in electronic and print media. The authorities are waiting for a real big mishap to take action. There are 3,000 residents in Tulip Purple vicinity and we have requested the authorities to take action before it’s too late,” Vikas Ranjan, RWA president, Tulip Purple in Sector 70, said.
“The access road from NH-8 to Monsoon Breeze in Sector 78 is in a poor condition. We are using the single village road for the last three years. This is also used by heavy vehicles as well nearby industries, godowns and plants. The road is narrow and leads to accidents sometimes. No sector roads have been developed to reach Sector 77 or Sohna Road. People have to commute through highways only,” said Deepak Bansal, the vice-president of Monsoon Breeze RWA, said.
Residents of Sector 71 alleged that despite paying the external development charges (EDS) and other fees, they are still waiting for roads. “The only approach road to that leads to our society is in a poor condition. It is very difficult to cross the stretch in an emergency and it takes almost an hour to reach the main road,” Barun Jolly of CHD Avenue 71 said.
The authorities, meanwhile, said that they are building the infrastructure in phases.
“We are taking stock of the infrastructure needs in the new sectors. The situation will start improving in the coming months. Our focus is on Southern Peripheral Road, Northern Peripheral Road, Central Peripheral Road, sector roads and completing the network of roads, water supply and sewage lines,” said Yashpal Yadav, Huda administrator.