Several roads and streetlights in the trans-Hindon area are being repaired, a move that has made the residents happy. They had been facing a lot of inconvenience due to potholed-riddled roads and non-functional lights.
The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation is repairing roads in Vaishali and Vasundhara while the roads in Indirapuram are being repaired by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA).
Repairing of local roads in Nyay Khand 2 area of Indirapuram started on Thursday. “Last time the GDA had repaired the road in 2009. Since then, potholes had appeared on the road. They cause a lot of inconveniences, especially during the monsoon. The residents had asked the GDA to repair the road,” said Mohan Sangwan, general secretary for the Confederation of Trans-Hindon Residents Welfare Association.
The main roads of Sector 16 and Sector 18 in Vasundhara wore a new look on Wednesday as the repairing work got over.
“We have spent close to `33 lakh in repairing these roads and hope this will bring relief to the residents,” said Neelam Bharadwaj, municipal corporator of Ward Number 58.
Residents had been holding meetings and sending letters to the authorities for the construction of these roads for the past one year.
“The roads were damaged severely during the laying of water pipelines last year. It had become difficult even to walk on the roads,” said KP Singh Gurjar, a resident of Sector 16.
The construction of roads in Vaishali Sector 2 has also been completed. In addition to this, the streetlights on the main road in Sector 5 were also repaired on Thursday. “We have spent `45 lakh on the repairing of roads in Vaishali. We have replaced nearly 25 streetlights on the road in front of Ramprastha Greens and internal roads in Sector 4 and Sector 5 in Vaishali,” Bharadwaj said. She said the repairing of streetlights of roads in Sector 2 and Sector 3 of Vaishali will be completed soon.
“The streets of Vaishali were not safe as none of the streetlights were working. The residents can now move freely in their at least their locality as the streetlights will start working,” said Ira Sehgal, a resident of Sector 5 in Vaishali.