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Now that Sec 46 is finally getting new roads, the RWA will make sure they last

By Anjoo Dalal
Photo: Anjoo Dalal
Posted: May 20, 2017

The RWA of Sector 46, Gurgaon, has started a unique campaign named Save Water - Save Roads for the strong foundation and long life of the roads. The campaign was launched soon after Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) started carpeting the sector roads last week after struggling with pothole-ridden roads for the past six years.

"The idea is exactly what it sounds like," said Raj Kumar Yadav, president of the RWA. "Water weakens the base layers of a road. We are approaching the households around which road construction is under way and encouraging them to not throw water on the roads. While it ensures water is not being wasted, it also increases the durability of the roads. We have been distributing pamphlets on how to go about it. About 600 families have been approached by our teams and briefed about the plan."

One of the biggest sectors under Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Sector 46 has about 4,500 families residing in it. Residents are being approached pocket-wise. 

 

 

The RWA is also approaching the construction sites in the area to spread awareness about how water weakens a road. Labourers are also being briefed on their campaign.  

Advocate PK Yadav said, "We have struggled a lot to finally get things going. The initiative is going to help everyone in the long run. It just needs some dedication from the residents.”

The RWA feels every good initiative is met with some resistance at first. The team, however, is determined that once it ploughs through the initial obstacles, everyone will be able to enjoy its long-term benefits.

Nishant Singh, a resident, lauded the initiative and said, "We have suffered for six years, hoping for better roads. Now that our sector is finally getting new roads, it is our responsibility to take care of them."

Recently, the RWA of Sector 46 had provided free water to Sector 47, as it had saved water in its storage tanks.

TAGS: Sector 46 / Gurgaon / Municipal Corporation of Gurugram / MCG / Haryana Urban Development Authority / HUDA / Save Water - Save Roads / Roads

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