27 March 2017 : Residents of Gurgaon are facing serious troubles while dealing with damaged roads across various areas of the city. They have filed repeated complaints to fix potholes and re-carpet the roads but have not witnessed any improvement in the situation. A possible reason for this situation is that MCG (Municipal Corporation of Gurugram) is still not able to take over the sectors from HUDA.
Residents are complaining that the HUDA transferred the sectors almost a year ago but MCG has not taken over yet and as such, residents have been forced to run from office to office to get the job done. Residents of private colonies are also complaining that developers have stopped maintaining the roads after the initiation of transfer process between Town and Country Planning Department and the local bodies. Residents claim that HUDA did not repair the roads as the areas were being transferred to the MCG including sectors 21, 22, 23.
The three-kilometre road from sector 18 to Shankar Chowk along the NH-8 is a significant route for private vehicles and autorickshaws. The road also accommodates all the four phases of Udyog Vihar. The road is in severely bad condition and commuters are facing problems on a day-to-day basis.
The situation is not different in private areas and internal roads in South City, Ardee City and Sushant Lok that are infested with potholes.
However, MCG has their own issues. MCG officials are saying that they are re-carpeting roads in HUDA areas such as sectors 40 and 45 and they will be doing the same in sector 21, 22 and 23. However, MCG also states that the private areas do not come under its authority. It seems it will take some time for resident’s woes to be taken care of.
This is in sharp contrast to residential areas being developed on the Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway. The authorities are already taking steps to ensure traffic congestion does not rise. Recently, NHAI had announced that it was thinking of building a tunnel to connect the Dwarka Expressway with the IGIA. Once completed the tunnel will help future residents to bypass the NH-8 which is clogged with traffic during rush hour.