Sector 56 residents want speed breakers installed on the road connecting the sector to Golf Course Road as it has become accident-prone. Besides, heavy traffic and speeding vehicles make it difficult for residents to cross the road.
The residents are demanding two speed breakers at a distance of one kilometer. They want the speed breakers properly painted and warning signs installed ahead of each speed breaker.
The traffic police are expected to conduct a survey of the location next week and then take a decision. “The speed breakers should have a safe design and should be constructed without any defects,” ACP (crime) Hawa Singh, said. Caution boards with retroreflective sheets for night visibility should be installed at least 40 meters before the speed breaker, he said.
Residents say the three-kilometre stretch has become accident-prone. Some of the intersections on the road do not have traffic signals or zebra crossings. Adding to the woes of commuters, many streetlights on the stretch are also defunct.
Inspector Amit Kumar, station house officer of Sector 56 police station, said that cases of accidents on the road are on the rise. “We receive two to three complaints of accidents every day. In the morning and evening, the traffic increases manifold and it becomes difficult for those who try to cross the road.”
“The vehicles move at high speed in this area, resulting in mishaps on a regular basis. Minor mishaps happen in these lanes daily,” Poonam Poonia, a resident, said.
Another resident of Sector 56, Pehu Chatterjee, said, “Last year, a speeding two-wheeler hit my friend. She fractured her ribs and leg. This is serious and speed breakers should be installed at the earliest.”
Rakesh Gulia, a senior citizen living in Jal Vayu Towers, said, “It is impossible to walk on the road as the vehicles move at high speed throughout the day. I had narrow escape several times. Many of my friends have stopped going out for evening walks as they fear getting hit by a vehicle.”
“Rash driving has become a major concern for senior citizens living in this sector. They find it difficult to cross the road because of the speeding vehicles. The civic authorities must take action immediately,” Antul Rana of the sector said
However, a Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) official said the urban authority has not received any letter from the traffic department about installing speed breakers in the area. “As soon as we get a letter from the traffic police, we will build speed breakers on the stretch,” the official said.