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MG Road promises a depressing ride

india Updated: Nov 14, 2011 00:23 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
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The Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road, one of the main connecting links between the Millennium City and the national capital, has become an adventurous track for the motorists. Thanks to authority's indifference towards its dilapidated condition.

A stretch of nearly three kilometre — from Sikandarpur to Iffco Chowk — has developed a series of potholes, including deep depressions at some points. While the potholes force commuters to apply sudden brakes, a deep depression just opposite to Sahara Mall poses a serious threat. If a local vendor Suresh Mohan is to be believed, the depression which came a few days ago, led a three wheeler to a serious accident.

"No one was injured, but the police perhaps informed the concerned department and since then the depression area was put under danger zone," the vendor said, adding that such depressions on this road is not uncommon. According to AL Baweja, a resident of Sushant Lok, "During rain, the road caved in at two places."

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), which is entrusted with the task of maintaining the road, said the work for carpeting the road is in process.

"We have done patch work at several places but rains destroy the road again and again. Now we have plans to carpet this road. As soon as an estimate is approved from head office Chandigarh, the tender would be floated," said Hari Datt Sharma, executive engineer, Huda.