After authorities turn deaf ear, exasperated Vipul Lavanya residents repair road
With authorities turning a deaf ear to the pleas of the locals to improve the road conditions, scores of residents of Vipul Lavanya have taken the responsibility to fill the potholes on the road near their condominium.
Residents of the high rise based in Sector 81 claim that due to poor road connectivity and absence of a 24-meter road, they are forced to use the Revenue Road to their sectors. However, the Revenue Road itself is marred with numerable potholes for the last two years.
A resident, Sanjay Sanghvi said, “This is our main connecting road and for the last two years, we've been demanding the authorities to repair it. We have made several complaints to Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, Municipal Corporation Gurugram, Department of Town and Country Planning, as well as to the local leaders, but all our efforts went in vain.”
“Finally, we decided to take the matter into our hands and do the repair works. We are expecting to complete the pending works in the coming weekend,” he said.
After the repair works for the day got completed, around 1.5 km stretch of the road was levelled by a backhoe. Neeraj Tiwari, another resident of the society said, “The road was in really bad shape, and with passing time it got worse. The residents have put a lot of hard work to make the road motorable.”
Apart from the poor road condition, the residents complained that the road lacked streetlights, which made the area and commuters vulnerable to criminal activities. “It is a shame that more than 400 families are living in the society and are deprived of basic facilities such as roads, streetlights, water and sewage connection,” said Sanghvi.
Other than repairing of the road, the residents also clear out the bushes, garbage collected along the roadside.