Rao Lal Singh, a resident of Sector 10, has stopped worrying about the civic problem in his area. He has been facing it for long. The work on a stormwater drain on the road connecting Sector 9 and 10 near his house starts, then continues for a few days, and then stops abruptly.
The reaction of other residents in Sector 10, 10A and Basai Enclave is no different than Singh as it has been happening for the past one year.
“They start the work, stall it after sometime and re-start it after a hiatus,” said Singh, a former president of Sector 10 residents’ welfare association (RWA).
With work being carried out at a sporadic speed, residents are baffled.
“The authorities are carrying out a little patch work for cosmetic purposes. As a result, the entry and exit points to Sector 10 have come under immense traffic pressure. We have sent numerous letters to the authorities to draw their attention, but of no avail,” Singh added.
Ratan Singh Yadav, a resident of Sector 10A, echoed similar sentiments.
He said, “As usual, they will carry out the work for a few months and leave it unattended for the next six months. Our requests regarding fast completion of the work have failed all these months. It has become very difficult for us to brave the traffic chaos and other related inconveniences. When it rains, things will spin out of control.”
Taking note of the traffic scene in the area, deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Bharti Arora has written to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), requesting it to finish the work soon.
The agency has assured to complete the work shortly.
“It was getting deferred because of the sewer line work, which stalled storm water drain’s work all these months. But this time, we will wrap it up in the next 15-20 days,” said RK Kakkar, superintending engineer, circle 2, HUDA.