‘Will develop MG Road on lines of Singapore’s Orchard Road’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2015 16:57 IST
Haryana PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh (second from right) interacts with residents of condominiums along MG Road on Sunday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Public works department minister of Haryana Rao Narbir Singh launched the FixMG Road campaign on Sunday evening that aims to get rid of encroachments and illegal parking on the road.

The movement was started as an online campaign by a citizens group, Gurgaon Action Plan (GAP), in September. It also aims to beautify and clean the road, which is used by lakhs of commuters every day.

Nearly 10 condominiums with approximately 10,000 residents, and malls and offices are located along MG Road — a major link between Delhi and Gurgaon.

On October 16, representatives of the residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) of Heritage City, Beverly Park 1, Beverly Park 2 and Essel Towers (condominiums on MG Road) and members of GAP had met Singh to share their plan on #FixMGRd campaign. The minister had assured them full support.

“We will develop the road on the lines of Orchard Road in Singapore. I will come up with a plan, after discussing with officials of different authorities concerned, on how to fix MG Road. I will definitely take action in this regard soon,” Singh said.

GAP convener Gauri Sarin said the group plans to take the campaign to the next level by staging street plays and other activities.

“We will organise street plays on the road and form a human chain to make residents aware about the problems of MG Road. The idea is to improve traffic management and planning. Singh has assured us that he will support the campaign,” Sarin said.

The campaign also includes a #Safaiabhiyan campaign, #Adopt my Road campaign and training/awareness drives for drivers.

“We got to know that malls along MG Road use their parking lots as store rooms. This forces visitors to park along the road. We will speak to malls owners regarding this,” Gauri said.

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