Gurgaon: Panchgaon residents to protest resumption of earth filling for KMP e-way
Panchgaon residents said they won’t allow earth filling work till their concerns are addressedgurgaon Updated: Sep 23, 2017 22:59 IST
Residents of Panchgaon and other villages located along the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway and Delhi-Jaipur National Highway are unhappy, as the Gurgaon district administration on Wednesday gave its nod to restart earth filling work for the KMP despite their protest. Residents said they will not allow resumption of work and will hold protests.
Residents said early on Wednesday, a team from the district administration, led by Bharat Bhushan Gogia, sub- divisional magistrate (SDM) North, visited the Panchgaon with the police and officials of the Haryana state industrial and infrastructure development corporation (HSIIDC), which is the custodian of the KMP.
“We objected to the resumption of work that we stopped a month ago. A week ago, we spoke to CM Manohar Lal Khattar and he agreed to hear our grievances after the MCG elections on September 24. We asked the team what was the hurry in restarting the earth filling work, as the CM had agreed to hold a meeting with us. However, the SDM simply ignored our plea to not resume earth filling. This is clear sign that administration wants HSIIDC to complete the KMP project. However, we won’t let that happen,” Mahender Yadav, a Panchgaon protester who met Union minister Nitin Gadkari twice in the last two months demanding a roundabout at Panchgaon Chowk instead of a cloverleaf planned by the HSIIDC.
“We made it clear to the Union minister that Delhi Jaipur NH and KMP are going to disrupt connectivity between 50 villages and it makes more sense to build a roundabout than a cloverleaf. The minister agreed to conducting a feasibility study. However, while the study is under way, the Gurgaon administration has given its nod to resumption of work,” Sushil Yadav, another representative for Panchgaon villagers, said.
Panchgaon residents feared being cut off after they learned that two toll points have been proposed on KMP and two more on the Delhi Jaipur NH.
Gogia said, “Technically, roundabout is not feasible and we told residents that we are considering building an underpass instead. We even visited the site on Wednesday.”