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Commuters nightmare: Dug up road near Star Mall

punjab Updated: Apr 09, 2014 15:57 IST
HT Correspondent

Hundreds of commuters have been affected as a 400-metre stretch on the Delhi-Gurgaon highway has been dug up.

A 400-metre stretch has been dug up near Star Mall, towards Silokhara. As a result, the traffic has been blocked on the road and commuters have been forced to take a long detour via the Sector 31/40 Road and South City-1. For people travelling to Park Centra and Jalvayu Vihar this detour has spelt a nightmare.

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) dug the road nine months ago claiming they were laying sewer lines. But they did not coordinate with the traffic police to provide an alternate route to commuters.

The service lane connecting Silokhara Road to Sector 31/40 via Park Centra and Jalvayu Vihar is open only to pedestrians. Had this road been opened to vehicles, it would have helped commuters to a large extent.

When contacted, BS Singroha, chief engineer of the MCG said, “Once the elections finish, I will pull up all the concerned officials for delaying the work. As of now, all officials are busy with the polls, so they cannot be held responsible solely. But I will inspect the site and talk to the traffic cops to find an alternate route.”

A senior traffic police official told HT that the road was dug up by the MCG without informing the department in this regard.