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Smooth ride on Jharsa road soon

Stretch to be made four laned by month-end; new drainage pipelines to prevent waterlogging.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2012 01:02 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times

Commuters using the Jharsa road to reach various colonies along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway can soon expect relief from bumpy rides as the widening of the main sector road is likely to be completed by the end of this month.

Thousands of motorists use the road which divides Sector 15 (Part 1 and 2) and connects with the expressway near Civil Hospital.

According to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), a project worth Rs 2 crore to make it a four-lane road, which began in the first week of March, is almost complete.

In the process of widening and beautification, the two roundabouts on the road have been removed and work is on to construct pavements for pedestrians. The repair and expansion work is already complete till Mor Chowk.

Also, the residents of Sector 15 (Part 1 and 2), Patel Nagar, Friends Colony and Housing Board Colony will not face waterlogging during rains.

“Encroachments near Sector 15 (Part 1 and 2) have been removed. A huge roundabout at DDR Chowk is being bulldozed and fresh tiles are being laid on the footpath all over the sector,” said MCG chief engineer BS Singroha.

In the last leg of the project, workers are fixing tiles on the pavement near Civil Hospital.

The MCG has also planned to develop the adjoining stretches like highways.

New dividers will be constructed on Jharsa road from Sector 15 entry point (near Rose Garden) to Civil Hospital.

For removal of trees falling under the plan, the civic body has submitted a request along with penalty amount to the forest department.

“Hundreds of streetlights would also be installed to illuminate the area. Sewer pipelines will be laid to improve the drainage system,” Singhroha said, adding that vehicular movement would be managed by automatic traffic signals.

“The flow of vehicles coming to and from DDR Chowk will be smoother,” he added.

Residents welcome the developments in the area.

“Lack of streetlights and proper lighting was a major cause of worry for residents. It was unsafe to venture out at night, especially for women. Now, we feel relieved,” said Anita Narang.

Another resident Rekha Sehrawat says, “Rainy season used to wreak havoc in the area. But this time, we hope to get rid of waterlogging.”

First Published: Mar 24, 2012 01:00 IST