For six years the Sector 18 residents, most of them top executives of a number of national and multinational companies, waited for the road to be built. Nothing happened. In April 2009, the residents took things in their own hands and after a havan and some other rituals, rechristened the 2.5-km Sahraul road as “Anath Road”.
The road houses well-known corporate entities such as Siemens, Pearl Pet, Agilent Technologies, Tupper Ware, HCL, Lumax, Orient Craft, Munjal Showa and many others.
Till that time, no department—HUDA, PWD or the Haryana State Infrastructure & Industrial Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and even the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG)—had owned responsibility of the road and said it didn’t fall in their jurisdiction.
The havan and the rechristening shook things up and moved the district administration. The issue reached then finance minister Birender Singh during a District Grievance Committee meeting and he immediate ordered HUDA to take the road into its control and transfer the same to MCG and to construct the road.
N.S. Grewal, director Orient Craft, says a decision has been taken to form a society that will maintain the road once its construction is complete. He said, “We will celebrate our victory with a grand ribbon cutting ceremony when the road is fully built.”