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‘Can’t recall roads without potholes’

india Updated: Nov 13, 2011 00:12 IST
Divya Sethi

Residents of Kendriya Vihar, the biggest group-housing society in the city with nearly 2000 apartments, and societies in sectors 55-56 have resigned to their fate. A smooth ride on city roads has become an elusive dream.

Though the situation was never pleasant, it has become worse over the past few months.

The sector 52 road, sector 57 Crossing or Kendriya Vihar crossing and sector 48 road, which connects to the Artemis Hospital, has been in a very bad shape.

Though these are busy stretches, commuters don't remember when the administration last carpeted the roads. The stretch also happens to be unavoidable as it is the shortest way to reach Delhi and other areas of the city.

"Several patients use this road to visit Artemis Hospital as this is one of the closest medical facilities for residents in this part of the city. But, the administration has never bothered," a Kendriya Vihar resident said.

Another resident added, "I fail to understand how even officials commute on these so-called roads. Don't they realise the roads need to be carpeted? It's the administration's duty to keep city roads in a good shape. But they seem totally ignorant. I think we should simply learn to live without roads as it seems to be our problem, not the administration's."

However, Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) officials still have promises to make.

RK Kakkar, superintending engineer at Huda, said, "We have initiated patchwork to fill potholes. And we are preparing an estimate for carpeting which will be sent to the head office for approval. If we get approval, work on the roads would begin immediately."