In a move that should have come a long way back, jersey barriers kept at the Golf Course Road have been given a fresh coat of paint, highlighting black and yellow stripes, to make them more visible to the commuters.
Last week, two young executives had died in a high-speed crash at the Genpact Crossing when their bike crashed into the jersey barrier kept at the crossing, close to the turn towards Gurgaon-Faridabad road.
Apart from the paint, caution signs, light beacons, reflective tapes, radium signs and yellow drums mentioning the speed limit have also been placed to warn commuters that the road work is in progress. According to the officials, once monsoon ends, the potholes on the road will also be fixed.
The roads become slippery in monsoons and any barriers can seriously harm commuters. On Tuesday night, after a party in DLF 4, two friends, Kelvin Martin and Anvita Kant had left together on a Royal Enfield bike and met with an accident on Golf Course Road. Their bike crashed with a concrete jersey barrier kept near Genpact crossing.
According to the regular commuters, the barriers are kept abruptly in the middle of the road and do not even have caution signs making them extremely difficult to spot. Such barriers are kept throughout the city.
Gurugram Police, however, said that it is taking necessary measures to alert commuters from a distance about the placement of concrete jersey barriers on the roads.
Golf Course road is one of the main roads of the city connecting prime offices in Cyber City to the rest of Gurgaon. However, the ongoing construction and maintenance work often pose problem to commuters, especially at night.
Golf Course Road houses some of the most expensive and high-end real estate projects in Gurgaon. According to the officials, the road is designed using the most sough-after infrastructure and modern techniques. But the residents often complain that the planning lacks focus on pedestrians and cyclists.TAGS: Gurgaon / Golf Course Road / bike accident / jersey barriers / caution signs / light beacons