Pre -monsoon showers spell misery for Ggn residents, roads and footpaths flooded
The citizens of the Millennium City are not only facing the problem of water logging and traffic jams but their troubles have further increased owing to pot- holed roads and broken footpaths caused by heavy pre-monsoon showers.
Just a few hours of heavy rainfall has been enough to again expose the state of city roads and footpaths.
Most of the areas where the complaints are being reported are from posh areas where on timely basis maintenance for roads and footpaths are being undertaken by the civic authorities.
However, with deterioration, the city's motorways and walkways, angry residents have again questioned the lack of accountability among the public officials for using poor quality building materials.
A large number of complaints are received from areas of HUDA City Centre, MG Road, Golf Course Extension Road, Udyog Vihar, Shivaji Nagar and Sohna Road.
Various agencies like Haryana Urbana Development Authority (HUDA), Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and Public Works Department (PWD) are responsible for providing infrastructure to commuters and pedestrians.
"It is a pity to drive on the roads of a city that at one point of time was compared with Singapore. Just a few metres away from the cyber city, an area that has a large number of multinational companies,
you have Sikanderpur area with potholed roads and which remain remains waterlogged for more than three days even after the rains subside," said Mudit Rai.
Another city resident Shikha Sachdeva who also works at an MNC said, "We have been aware of the poor state of city roads for long but even the footpaths getting broken due to rains highlights the attitude of public officials. As it is there are walkways and few which are there are being built with poor materials. It is incidents like these that make you feel non-professional and corrupt approach displayed by our civic authorities."
Upset and infuriated with the approach of the public agencies, most of the residents are now coming together and funding privately for building roads, footpaths and improving drainage systems in their areas.