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The great washout at Millennium City

india Updated: Sep 28, 2011 00:40 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
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Roads in the Millennium City have been known for potholes and bumpy rides, but their condition has only worsened in the monsoon.

Both Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), despite being rich agencies, have failed to overhaul problem stretches.

Though officials claim that the repair work on roads has started, it seems restricted to a select few.

Roads in areas like sectors 9, 9A, 10, 10A, 15 (part 1 and 2), 17, 30, 31, 40, 44, 45, 56 and 57, Shivaji Park, Shivaji Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Patel Nagar, Krishna Colony, Krishna Nagar are in a deplorable state.

Often, after monsoon, the administration is ready with an elaborate plan to get roads back in shape.

But residents are doubtful if they would ever be able to experience a smooth ride on city roads.

YK Srivastava, senior vice-president of Huda Sector 56 welfare association, said, “I don’t think we have roads left in Gurgaon. We only have these stretches that are always full of stones.”

Meanwhile, officials claim that roads are being carpeted.

Sanjay Chugh, public relations officer, MCG, said, “Our engineers are on special duty. They are identifying the roads that need immediate repair.”

Nitin Yadav, Huda administrator, said, “The executive engineers have been directed to ensure that the roads damaged in their areas must be repaired. In some areas like sectors 9, 10, 27, 28, 43 and 56, we have already started work.”