Gurgaon: Three years after moving in, Sector 78 residents wait for access road
The residents’ welfare association members of Monsoon Breeze condominium alleged that since they moved in three years ago, they have been fighting for basic amenities.Updated: Mar 07, 2017 16:08 IST
Hundreds of residents of Sector 78, beyond Kherki Daula in Gurgaon, are waiting for the government to construct a one-kilometre access road from the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. Despite writing to the authorities several times, no action has bee taken, residents alleged.
The residents’ welfare association members of Monsoon Breeze condominium alleged that since they moved in three years ago, they have been fighting for basic amenities. Moonsoon Breeze is a private residential complex in Sector 78 that spreads across 12 acres.
The RWA said the roads are broken, the access road to the condominium from the NH-8 is potholed-riddled and there is inadequate lighting in the area.
“The access road from NH-8 to Monsoon Breeze is pathetic. There is only a village road that we have been using for the last three years. It is also used by heavy vehicles and nearby industries and godowns. We don’t feel safe riding on this road, and many accidents and head-on collisions have occurred because of the narrow road. No sector road has been developed to go to Sector 77 or towards Sohna Road. People have to commute using the highway,” Deepak Bansal, vice-president, Monsson Breeze residents’ welfare association(MBRWA), said.
The RWA alleged residents bought flats in the sector on the developer’s word that it will develop the access road.
“No streetlights have been installed despite raising the issue even through the CM window. The query was closed stating that the area does not come under the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) or the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda),” Sandeep Jain of MBRWA.
Residents said the area is cut off from the expressway because of the condition of the road.
“Our question is simple -- why were development charges taken from us? The condition of the area is a threat to the safety of people residing here. We have lodged complaints to the National Highways Authority of India, Huda, CM Window and PM Window, but there is no response,” Manish Mittal, a resident, said.
The residents are now planning to hold a protest if things do not improve soon.
“Children get delayed for school and back because of traffic jam at Kherki Daula toll plaza and situation becomes worse when they get stuck in jams at Rampura for another hour. All this is because no sector road is available from NH-8 to our complex. It is unsafe to drive home alone after sunset,” Mamta Bansal, a resident, said.
The Huda said it will look into the problem and try to resolve it. “It remains to be seen under whose jurisdiction this road falls and if it our responsibility, then the problem will be resolved soon,” a Huda official said.