Gurgaon: Traffic dept, MCG repair Sohna road in safety drive
In a bid to ensure the safety of commuters, the traffic police and officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) took stock of the city roads under the jurisdiction of the corporation so that corrective measures can be taken wherever necessary.gurgaon Updated: Feb 19, 2017 22:51 IST
In a bid to ensure the safety of commuters, the traffic police and officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) took stock of the city roads under the jurisdiction of the corporation so that corrective measures can be taken wherever necessary.
A team of road safety officers (RSO) and MCG officials visited Sohna Road and Sector 44 on Sunday and inspected the condition of dividers, potholes and kerb stones on the roads that often lead to accidents.
After the inspection, six labourers equipped with repair tools renovated the road. The work focussed on removing obstacles such as rocks, protruding railings, barricades, and debris that disturbed the flow of traffic.
The team started around 9am from Subhash Chowk and the repair work was completed by evening.
DCP (Traffic) Balbir Singh said, “This initiative will ensure smooth traffic flow and road safety. There are many accidents that take place due to speeding and sudden turns on roads. The dividers that were broken were repaired and many divider which were removed by the motorists to cross the road, were replaced.”
Neeraj Nandwani, an RSO, said, “Fallen kerb stones and construction waste lying on roads also contribute to traffic jams to a large extent and need attention. The same was addressed during the drive.”
Another RSO Jagdish Baweja said, “Usually, the small safety hazards, which become serious and lead to accidents, are ignored . We took up the drive and plan to continue it over the other areas of city”.
The repair work will be continued on every Sunday at different locations, an official said.
“If the MCG/ Huda and Gurgaon traffic police start working in tandem, it will be a boon for Gurgaon as small issues such as potholes, loose kerb stones, and damaged grills on the roads can be taken care of and rectified faster” Rajkumar Singh, an RSO, said.
Next week, the team will visit Sushant Lok and Sector 56 to carry out repairs.
First Published: Feb 19, 2017 22:50 IST