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Gurgaon: Dug up internal roads in Sector 21 pose a danger to pedestrians

The residents said three internal roads are completely dug up, causing a lot of difficulties to vehicle users not to mention the hardship faced by pedestrians.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 31, 2017 23:16 IST
Dhanajay Jha
Dhanajay Jha
Hindustan Times
Sector 21 Internal Road,Digging,MCG
One of the roads dug up in Sector 21 to lay water and sewage lines. (HT Photo)

The residents of Sector 21 said they are facing a danger of falling into pits on the dug up road for past three weeks or more and the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) officials are not bothered about repairing the road.

The residents said three internal roads are completely dug up, causing a lot of difficulties to vehicle users not to mention the hardship faced by pedestrians.

“We drive slowly in the evening as after the rains the roads have become waterlogged and muddy. The ongoing work is slow and is being carelessly executed. The worry is that contractors are least bothered about residents’ inconveniences. The contractors should place barriers along the dug-up part, leaving enough space for vehicles and pedestrians,” said SN Yadav, a resident.

The residents said they waited five to six months for repair work on the internal roads to get completed.

“The MCG repaired internal roads about three weeks ago. For that, we ran from pillar to post all these months and now they dug up three more roads for a length of about 600 metres for laying sewer and water lines. We are not against the laying of amenities, but the department should not ignore the inconvenience posed to residents. We cannot drive from the sector towards Devi Lal Park as the road is bad,” alleged Pravin Yadav, another resident.

Umed Singh, president of residents’ welfare association (RWA) Sector 21, said, “We met superintending engineer (SE) MCG ND Vashishth seeking his intervention to take up the matter with the contractor. The contractor left the work halfway and, meanwhile, rain has made things worse.”

Vashishth said, “Construction is under way and we have asked the contractor to complete it on time. We are closely monitoring the work and have assured residents that they would not have to face any inconvenience.”

“We have asked the contractor to make the road motorable following complaints from residents and we have appealed to residents to cooperate with the engineers to ensure that the construction is completed on time.”

The residents said they are already putting up with a number of issues such as sewage overflow and low pressure water supply and the potholed internal roads just added to their bag of woes.

It was to improve the pressure of the water supply that the MCG decided to lay fresh pipelines for which the roads were dug up. To check sewage overflow, the civic body is constructing a fresh sewer line as well.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 23:15 IST