Driving through the half-constructed and potholed stretch on Sector 71, Gurgaon, is the stuff of nightmares, and residents of CHD Avenue 71 — a residential complex spread across 16 acres with 861 apartments — are living it every day.
People started living in the condominium since 2014, and they are still waiting for the authorities to deliver road, water and other basic civic amenities.
The main access road of the area is half-constructed, and thus, residents are forced to take a 400-metre detour along Captain Chandan Lal Marg to reach their society.
“The road level is higher by one-and-a-half feet as compared to the adjoining surface on both sides, leading to extensive waterlogging. Also, due to the absence of streetlights, it is difficult to commute on that road at night,” complained Rajesh Mathur, a resident.
Visitors who are not well acquainted with the area often face a harrowing time while driving — many have, in fact, met with accidents.
Nearly 5,000 families reside on the stretch leading to Sector 71, which is close to Fazilpur Chowk along the Southern Peripheral Road.
“School buses find it difficult to enter the area from the Sohna Road side, as there is no ramp and the stretch is potholed. There have been many incidents where school buses have reached our society late due to congestion,” explained RC Panwar, RWA president of CHD Avenue 71.
Residents have written to PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh on several occasions, but no action has been taken to resolve the issue.
When City Spidey contacted Singh, he said, “I will visit the area and will check with the authorities why a portion of the road has been left half-constructed. I will get repairs done at the earliest.”