Several resident demands to repair roads in South City I and South City II have fallen on deaf ears.
The issue is a regular at grievance meetings but nothing has been done so far. Residents said the potholed roads were not only giving commuters bumpy rides but also burning a hole in their pockets for the frequent maintenance of their vehicles.
South City II RWA president JC Bishnoi told City Spidey, “We have discussed the issue with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, and he has assured us that the roads will be repaired soon. We also met Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon officials to discuss the issue. They promised us that repair work would start by February, but they have done nothing so far.”
“Roads in our society are in pretty bad shape," said South City I RWA secretary MK Sharma. "Unitech, the developer, has not taken any interest in the maintenance of roads. They refused saying they lack the funds for road maintenance. Now the builder has gone bankrupt, and MCG is giving us hollow assurances."
“We had met CM Khattar in a grievance meeting, where he had directed officials to look into the matter and get repair work started, but months have passed and there has been no step taken so far," said Kailash Kumar, a resident of South City I.
Another resident, Ramesh Garg, said they had written a letter to the chief minister urging him to intervene. "The potholes are the reason behind many accidents at night," said Garg. "The condition is so bad that there are traffic snarls every morning during the office hours. These roads are not fit to drive on."