The closure of the road will lead to chaos and long traffic jams, causing inconvenience to residents.
The residents of Beverly Park- 2, a condominium in DLF- 2, are in anguish over Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) decision to close the entry and exit point of Mehrauli Gurugram (MG) road.
The residents have written a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of GMDA, V Uma Shankar, expressing their concerns and objecting to the redesigning of the road.
They said that the decision came as a shock because no prior information was issued to them. Rakesh Sharma, Secretary Beverly Park-II RWA said, "This approach of GMDA is arbitrary, unreasonable, and would result in grave prejudice and inconvenience to all the residents and visitors of BP-II Apartments."
Beverly Park-II Apartment comprises of 182 residential units and has over 800 residents. The proposed closing points are used by all residents and other commuters.
According to the BP-II RWA, GMDA had unilaterally decided to permanently block the proposed access points from Gurgaon – Mehrauli Road to the 9-meter service starting from IFFCO Chowk to Sikanderpur Metro Station without taking feedback from the relevant stakeholders. "The entry to Beverly Park-II Apartments from the main road is duly approved and blocking it permanently will be a blatant violation of the approved plans," Sharma said.
The residents informed that MG Road from IFFCO Chowk to Sikanderpur Metro Station comprises of several commercial establishments and usually it witnesses a heavy traffic flow. The closure of these points permanently will lead to chaos and long traffic jams, causing inconvenience to residents.
The residents also dread that in case of any emergency or natural calamities, the blockage will further add to their problem.
"The entry to MGF Metropolitan Mall is the most congested access point on MG Road. Thousand of cars enter and exit the lane on daily basis. Further, this problem is amplified by the presence of illegal stalls being run by street hawkers and unauthorised parking of auto-rickshaws," Sharma said.
Meanwhile, GMDA Superintending Engineer, Jitender Mittal, said, "The redesigning of the road is for the safety of the residents. We are looking into the matter and will ensure no inconvenience is caused to them."