Gurgaon: Waterlogging on Sohna Road disrupts traffic, poor drainage compounds woes

Residents said they urged the civic agencies to improve drainage on the road, but they took no action

gurgaon Updated: Jul 05, 2017 18:51 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
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Residents of Vatika City bear the brunt of waterlogging on Sohna Road as it originates from the entrance to their residential society.(Praveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

The waterlogging problem on Sohna Road has got worse and even with the slightest of showers, the entire road gets blocked, say commuters. Snarls choke traffic on the stretch on most days.

Residents of Vatika City are the worst sufferers as waterlogging starts from the entrance to their residential society. They said due to extensive waterlogging, a large portion of the road is riddled with potholes.

“The drainage system of Golf Course Extension Road is not adequate to prevent waterlogging. All the drains are choked with muck and are never cleaned. Excessive waterlogging on the road creates a chaotic traffic situation almost every day,” Alok Sharma, a resident of Vatika City, said.

Tarun Gira, another resident of Vatika City, said, “There’s complete mayhem on the Sohna Road due to extreme waterlogging. Forget motoring on the road, even pedestrians have trouble walking on it. It’s high time the government sits up and takes notice of our plight. Someone has to take the blame for the utter chaos on Sohna Road after the slightest of rains and fix the potholes.”

Residents said they reported the regular flooding of the stretch and illegal parking to civic agencies on many occasions, but they took no action.

“Even light rain blocks the entire Sohna Road. One of the prime contributors to the waterlogging problem is the faulty drainage system on Vatika Chowk,” S K Arora, ex-RWA president, Vatika City, said.

Unauthorised parking of auto-rickshaws and tempo travellers on Sohna Road makes matter worse.

“There’s no rain water harvesting system anywhere in the area. The quality of road keeps deteriorating every year. It disrupts traffic on all link roads as well, as this is an arterial road that draws heavy traffic 24X7. This is precisely the reason why there’s simply no end to waterlogging and traffic issues here,” Arora said.

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“When it rains, the water settles on the road for days. We have taken measures to ensure the drains are cleaned in all Huda sectors. In places where the problems are acute, work will be carried out at the earliest,” Yashpal Yadav, Huda administrator, said.

First Published: Jul 04, 2017 23:18 IST