Gurugram: Residents of new developing sectors, 69, 70 and 71, have written to Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited CEO Sonal Goel requesting extension of city bus route no. 111B to ease the problem of public transport woes in the area.
They were not satisfied with the current bus route between HUDA City Centre and Bhondsi. They say a slight extension of the route would cater to the aforementioned sectors along with Darbaripur village as well.
Ajay Sharma, a resident of Tulip Ivory lamented that there was no provision for bus service in the new sectors of 69, 70, 70 A and 71. He said, “We have good road infrastructure to support it. However, no route has been proposed for this area. We want the GMCBL to connect our sectors with route no. 111B,”
The proposed route would cater to several housing societies including Tulip Ivory, Tulip Lemon, Tulip Orange, Tulip Purple, Tulip Violet, GPL Eden Heights Paras Irene among others.
According to the residents, officegoers and students are facing lot difficulties in reaching metro station. They say in the absence of last mile connectivity the journey has become lot more difficult.
What’s bothering the residents is that despite the fast development of the area with many new residential and commercial complexes coming up, public transport is still elusive.
Brig. (retd.) MC Pant, RWA president of Tulip Ivory, said, “With the increasing population in the sectors, lack of public transport is a major concern among the residents. The proposed bus service linking SPR to the rest of the city will give a huge relief to thousands if they initiate.”
Due to lack of bus service in the area, the residents have no option but spend a lot on cabs and autos. Reeta Sharma, another resident of sector 70, said, “Quite often the auto drivers charge exorbitant rates from Vatika Chowk to my society. We are helpless and are at the mercy of these unscrupulous autowallah. As a woman I am not comfortable going out alone.”
A GMCBL official acknowledge receipt of several suggestions and assured action after proper survey and feasibility of the bus route.