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No place for pedestrians, cyclists on Old Delhi Road

india Updated: Jun 26, 2013 01:43 IST

The digging work started nearly 20 days ago on the already-strained Old Delhi Road to lay sewer pipelines is causing inconvenience to the commuters, especially pedestrians. The municipal corporation of Gurgaon chief engineer on Tuesday promised to wind up the work soon.

"I assure people that digging work on the stretch will end soon as we are in the last leg of operations," said BS Singroha.

The digging and moving of earth along the busy road used by thousands of factory workers has restricted vehicular movement, thereby leaving even lesser space for pedestrians to walk.

From Atul Kataria chowk till Man Singh Chowk, on the Delhi-Gurgaon border, the Old Delhi Road is chocked by encroachments on both the sides. The encroachers include vehicle workshops, hotels and roadside eateries, wine and beer vends and the buildings that jut out on the road.

Pedestrian walkways or footpaths are being used as parking lots by the employees of buildings such as the Infospace IT SEZ.

"There is a construction materials dealer by the road ahead of the Maruti compound and several workshops on the footpath. It is a nightmare to walk on the road," said Rakesh Kaushik, a resident of Sector-22, who uses the road frequently to visit the Shani Temple.

Given that thousands use this route to commute by foot and cycles to work in factories in the Udyog Vihar, the road infrastructure, say city residents, is highly inadequate for non-motorised transport.