No streetlights, major roads turn dark alleys at nights
Defunct streetlights belie the tall claims of the city administration that Gurgaon is a world-class city. Streetlights on the Sohna Road, Golf Course Extension Road, Golf Course Road and Sushant Lok-Mehrauli Road, besides in several other sectors are not functioning properly.gurgaon Updated: Oct 30, 2012 01:28 IST
Defunct streetlights belie the tall claims of the city administration that Gurgaon is a world-class city.
Streetlights on the Sohna Road, Golf Course Extension Road, Golf Course Road and Sushant Lok-Mehrauli Road, besides in several other sectors are not functioning properly.
In the absence of streetlights, traversing on the seven-km Sohna Road - stretching from Rajiv Chowk up to Badshahpur - has become a nightmare for commuters.
"Following our repeated pleas, the Huda recently installed a streetlight at Subhash Chowk. But it's not working anymore. Though streetlights have been installed between Subhash Chowk to Rajiv Chowk, only a few are functional," said Pradeep Doda, resident of JMD Garden.
Likewise, the Sushant Lok-Mehrauli Road has been without streetlights ever since it was opened to the public five years ago.
"The three-km stretch between Mehrauli Road and Golf Course Road, passing through the Aravali area, does not have any streetlight. My friend was looted on this dark stretch last year. We lodged a complaint with Huda and police but to no avail," said Vijay Khanna, resident of Garden Villa, DLF Phase 4.
A similar scenario prevails on the Golf Course Extension Road, also known as Southern Peripheral Road (SPR).
On the entire seven-km stretch stretching from Sector 55 to Badshahpur, only six-seven streetlights function properly.
"We avoid passing through the road after sunset. We've complained to Huda administrator Praveen Kumar, but not much has been done," alleged Vikas Gupta, resident, Vatika City.
Meanwhile, Arun Dhankhar, executive engineer concerned, Huda Electrical, said, "Some repair and road-widening work is under progress on the SPR and Golf Course roads. This damaged the electric cables, causing streetlights to become dysfunctional. I've asked the JEs concerned to address the issue at the earliest."
Refuting the allegations of residents, he said, "As far as other roads are concerned, we have been taking care of streetlights and only a few are not functioning properly."