Residents of Sushant Lok, an upscale locality of the Millennium City, have a tough time negotiating potholed roads every day. Come rains, the condition of the roads becomes precarious.
The residents complain that the internal roads in the locality have not been repaired for the past 10 years. In Block-A, roads have deteriorated to such an extent that these have turned unmotorable. Accidents have become a commonplace thing.
Ansal API, which developed Sushant Lok in early 1980s, is responsible for the maintenance of the roads and other civic amenities.
The residents have taken up the matter with the developer several times but no action has been taken yet.
“The developers have ignored our repeated requests over the years. They have been giving us fake assurances,” said Harsh Lohit, a resident.
Anil Sharma, general secretary, Sushant Lok RWA, said, “We even approached the officials of Haryana Urban Development Authority on the issue and sought their intervention. But they refused to intervene, saying the developer is responsible for its maintenance.”
Fed up with the potholed roads, the angry residents have termed the locality ‘Gaddha Lok’. They have also launched an online campaign to mobilise people to chalk out a plan of action if the potholes are not fixed soon.
The developer says it has initiated steps to repair the roads. “In next 15 days, we will fix potholes and make the roads smooth and commuter-friendly. We have also written to the corporation and the Haryana government expressing our desire to hand over the maintenance of the locality to the government,” said a senior official of the developer.