Service road along Bajghera rly line to be motorable in a month: PWD

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By City Spidey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Aug 21, 2018

The service road at the Bajghera railway crossing, a nightmare for Block C Palam Vihar residents, will become motorable by September end, according to Public Works Department (PWD). The service lane is currently unusable because of deep digging work being carried out for the construction of flyover to streamline traffic movement between Gurgaon and Delhi.

The PWD in 2017 had started deep digging work on both sides of the flyover to shift a sewer line. The work of laying the pipeline is over, but the residents can’t use the service lane as it is still 2.5 feet lower than the surface. 

To make matters worse, there's overflowing sewage and waterlogging at the site. Nine high-voltage electric poles fell into the trench after heavy rains on July 13.

Residents also fear that the place has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and an outbreak of dengue and malaria is on the cards.

“The service road is full of sewage, rain water and sludge. It can become a big health hazard in the days to come,” said a resident whose house is badly affected by the sewage overflow.

However, PWD officials say the sludge is being regularly cleaned out and if things go as planned the road will become motorable in a month. “We are trying our best to make the service roads motorable in next one-and-a-half months. We understand the inconvenience caused to residents whose houses are located along the stretch. We are cleaning the sludge and making walkways for the residents at regular intervals,” assured Narender Yadav, a PWD executive engineer. He further added that the deadline for completing the flyover is December 2018.

To this, GMDA superintending engineer Lalit Arora added, “The GMDA has fixed the sewer overflow problem and directed the PWD to clean the sewer line and remove sludge. We will get the progress inspected.”

TAGS: Bajghera railway crossing / Block C Palam Vihar / flyover construction / dengue / malaria / PWD / GMDA