The traffic police on Wednesday forced the highway concessionaire to stop the repair work on services lanes on both the sides of Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway near Narsinghpur village. They detained men and machinery from the site saying that they have not been informed about the work.
However, the officials of the Millennium City Expressway Private Limited (MCEPL) said that the traffic police forced them to stop the work near the Sona Steering Company despite the prior intimation which was sent on Tuesday.
The highway concessionaire claimed that the repair works on service lanes were required there is a high chance of water logging during the time of monsoon. They were carrying out the installation of pipes, the concretisation of service lane and repair of potholes.
“During monsoons, there’s heavy water logging on the service roads. We need to repair potholes and install water pipes so rainwater can be diverted. However, the traffic police officials refused to allow the work to happen,” MCEPL chief executive officer S Raguraman said.
The traffic police halted the work just after half an hour on Wednesday. The work was started at around 11 am. “When asked for the reason, the traffic cops told us they had not been informed about the work. This, however, is not correct as we had given information on Tuesday,” MCEPL engineer Saikrishna Madiri said.
However, many traffic police officers of the concerned police station denied about having information about traffic police officers halting the repair work. They also said that they have not received any information from the MCEPL regarding this.
“I am not aware of any such incident,” said inspector Jaiprakash, SHO of the concerned traffic police station where MCEPL’s seized machinery was kept for four hours.
The MCEPL officials, on the condition of anonymity, said that the machinery and workers were only released when the concessionaire came into action.TAGS: Traffic police in Gurgaon / Gurugram traffic police / Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway / Service lane repair work / Road repair in Gurgaon / Gurgaon news