Taking a lesson from last year’s waterlogging fiasco at Hero Honda Chowk and Subhash Chowk, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) conducted an anti-encroachment drive on the 3.5-km stretch between these two points. In 2016, breaches in the Badshahpur drain had led to the drain water backflowing into the area, causing an almost 20-hour-long traffic jam.
This year, MCG has been made the nodal agency to check waterlogging-related issues, and the body has been clearing encroachments for streamlining traffic in various areas prone to waterlogging.
“The two junctions are one of the most accessed roads in the city and commuters have been complaining of encroachments taking up a major portion of the road, decreasing commuting space. They say they have to struggle to navigate their way out of the junction, so we carried out drives to clear the stretch,” said SS Rohilla, MCG spokesperson.
Rohilla added that the stretch had been encroached upon by street vendors, slum dwellers and villagers. Even the footpath was not free for pedestrians, who then had to take the main road, leaving them vulnerable to traffic accidents.
MCG has quite a few anti-encroachment drives lined up. If residents want any particular encroachment cleared, they can contact the MCG on its toll-free number 1800-180-1817.
TAGS: MCG / Encroachment / Hero Honda Chowk / Subhash Chowk / Traffic / waterlogging / Badshahpur drain / SS Rohilla