Agencies set deadline for repair of roads by year-end
GURUGRAM: The public agencies have fixed a deadline to repair all the broken roads by the end of the year. The move comes after when there was a strict observation of the state of poor condition of roads by the Supreme Court panel for road safety.
To improve the condition of roads in the city, the Supreme Court panel has sought a single agency to be in charge of building and maintenance of roads. Gurugram at present has over 2,000 km road network. However, multiple agencies that also include national highways authority of India (NHAI) and private builders involved in such projects.
Even though works are going on in full swing to revamp the major traffic routes in the city, for long the residents have complained of the poor condition of internal roads in the city. "There will not be a single road in the city at present that will not have any potholes. While there are lot of constructions happening at the prominent stretch of Golf Course road and NH-8, the condition of other roads continue to be in poor state," said, Amarjeet Singh, a city resident.
In the past, various private companies and residents have pooled in their own private money to build roads in their area. While a sum of Rs 102 crores was earmarked to do up the roads, it has still not improved the situation.