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Gurgaon: Uneven concrete road causes traffic chaos, exposes poor planning

Posted: Apr 30, 2018     By City Spidey

People are finding it really hard to commute on a newly-laid uneven concrete road near Sheetla Mata Temple in Gurgaon. The two-kilometre carriageway from Atul Kataria Chowk to Sector 4/5 via Sheetla Mata Temple is also witnessing a lot of traffic chaos because of odd levelling.

The said carriageway caters to Sectors 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, Ashok Vihar, Palam Vihar and many other localities. People travelling towards Dwarka Expressway also use this road.

The concrete road is one foot high and it also has a steep edge as compared to the old bituminous layer.

“As soon as you cross Sheetla Mata (if coming from Atul Kataria Chowk) you have to drive carefully. If you keep yourself on the bituminous road, you will not have a choice to take left towards Sector 3, 5, and 6 due to steep edge of the concrete road,” said Mange Ram Sharma, an elderly resident of Sector 5.

 “Similarly, if you want to go towards Atul Kataria Chowk from these sectors you will have to take the long diversion of three kilometres. The authority should have made crossing provision at places. Now, I believe, thousands of commuters are forced to suffer difficulties due to wrong planning,” added Sharma.

Sharma also said that he has also contacted Dr Narhari Bangar, additional commissioner Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), and asked him to inspect and take necessary steps.

“I have asked engineering department to expedite the road construction and complete the stretch at earliest,” said Dr Bangar.

The MCG started the construction of concrete roads in a phased manner about six months ago. The idea behind the construction of the high concrete road was to eliminate the problem of water-logging and potholes.

The Sheetla Mata Road is one of the busiest roads in Gurgaon because it connects Huda City Centre with Dwarka Expressway. Moreover, tens of thousands of people visit Sheetla Mata Temple daily.

“MCG should keep in mind people do not face commuting problem during the construction. There should be at least signboards at places to facilitate better movement of traffic,” said Vijay Kumar, another resident.

Rao Narbir Singh, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister in Haryana Government, said, “I will inspect the road and get the problem fixed. I will ask MCG to look into the matter.”

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