The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) next month is likely to start constructing a 1.2km stretch, linking Tulip Chowk to Sohna Road, to provide relief to thousands of residents living in the new sectors of the city, according to officials of the civic body on Wednesday.
Last week, the civic body’s finance and contract committee (F&CC) approved a tender allotment for the project, estimated at a cost of T1.07 crore, said officials.
Commuters driving along the 1.2km stretch of Darbaripur Road currently face the brunt of vast potholes, and it is practically impossible for them to drive, said officials.
Most of the commuters are residents of Gurugram sectors 69, 70, 70A and 75, who drive through the heavily congested Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) to head towards Sohna Road or Golf Course Extension Road (GCER) via Vatika Chowk —which is an additional drive of nearly two kilo metres for 15-20 minutes, according to MCG officials.
“It will be a major relief for the residents from nearby areas once this stretch becomes motorable, as will be able to avoid the heavily congested Vatika Chowk and traffic jams on SPR, which witnesses a movement of heavy vehicles daily,” said Rintu Sen, a resident of Sector 70A.
The project has been in pipe-line since January this year, when the F&CC approved the estimates for the project.
According to officials, the Gurugram civic body will need around six to seven weeks to build the road, provided there are no hindrances.
“Residents of the area have been demanding for the construction of this for a long time. With the F&CC approving the allotment of the project, we are aiming to start the construction works on ground within the next two weeks. Our objective is to complete the construction work ahead of the monsoon season,” according to Sanjog Sharma, assistant engineer of the Gurugram civic body.
Residents said that besides reducing their travelling time, the forthcoming construction of the stretch is timely as it leads to accidents during the monsoon season.
“Potholes at several points along the stretch are nearly two to three foot deep. Rainwater stagnates along this road dur-ing the monsoon season, and becomes very difficult for the commuters to spot the potholes there. Several two-wheeler rid-ers and pillion riders are injured every monsoon season due to this,” according to Aashish Sharma, a resident of Sector 69.
For an easy ride
Next week, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram will start constructing a 1.2km fold,— linking Tulip Chowk to Sohna Road, to provide relief to thousands of residents of new sectors who now use the heavily congested Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) to head towards Sohna Road or Golf Course Extension Road (GCER) via Vatika Chowk — an additional 2km drive, which takes 15-20 minutes