Gurgaon: Unfenced part of median in Golf Course Road accident-prone
Commuters on Golf Course Road use the stretch without fencing as a U-turn, leading to road accidentsgurgaon Updated: Jun 21, 2017 23:34 IST
Lack of fencing on a small part of the median on Golf Course Road near Suncity towards Sector 56 is leading to accidents as people drive over the median to take a U-turn.
Residents demanded that authorities take measures to prevent these accidents that they said have become frequent at the spot.
In the early hours of Wednesday, a Hyundai i10 car was hit by an unidentified vehicle when the car was taking the short cut. Although no one was injured, locals said such incidents have become the norm.
On Monday night too, a 24-year-old biker was hit by an unidentified car when he
was crossing the median.
Although he escaped with minor injuries, his motorbike was damaged.
“This place has become a sour spot. It is dangerous when vehicles use this spot as a U-turn, causing accidents daily. We have been lucky that there has been no fatal accident at the spot yet, but it can happen any day,” said VMK Singh, general secretary, Suncity RWA.
“On Sunday night, two youth were hit by a cab when they were on their way to DLF Phase 1. A speeding cab driver rammed their motorbike and fled the spot,” he added.
Residents also allege that they have repeatedly raised the issue with the contractor but nothing has been done.
“The area’s residents have already suffered a lot throughout the period that this road was being built. Now, these are small measures that need to be taken to make the road safe, but that is not being done,” said Satbir Gujjar, a Sector 55 resident.
The road connects the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway with the Sector 56 intersection and is likely to be extended to Golf Course Extension road.
The situation is also aggravated by the fact that vehicles speed on the access-controlled expressway that has been built by DLF and Huda.
Huda officials said the matter has been brought to their notice very recently and they will direct the officials concerned to take corrective measures at the earliest. “If the area falls in our jurisdiction, we will take these measures,” said a senior Huda official.
First Published: Jun 21, 2017 23:34 IST