MG Road set for makeover; LED lights, kiosks to come up
The Gurugram civic authorities are now planning to restructure the MG Road with major changes after it revamped the Golf Course and the Cyber City sector road.
Some of the changes that are expected to be brought are of making the route signal free, installing LED streetlights, setting up kiosks, improving the quality of walkways, a free Wi-Fi at the three kilometre stretch and also improving the green cover.
Certain multinational companies will also be roped in for the project. To discuss about the plans for revamping MG Road, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is expected to hold a meeting in the second week of July, following which a proposal will be sent to the Haryana government.
There have been minor overhauling processes that have been carried out at regular intervals at MG Road but after a long time, major developmental works will be carried out when the project is undertaken.
Meanwhile, after more than four and a half years of Public Private Partnership (PPP) between a renowned developer and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) Golf Course road that adjoins MG road has been made signal free.
"There is a requirement of a planned development at MG Road. At one point of time, Gurugram was being compared with Singapore and the developments on MG Road was seen to be a model of development. Over the years, the dream has faded away. Of Late, the infrastructure at Golf Course Road has been made
world class but it has taken a lot of time and still it is not fully perfect," said Chetan Chugh, a city resident.
MG road is one of the most centrally located areas of Gurugram and residents, commuters and office goers for long have been complaining of the poor infrastructure at the area. Like most other areas, MG Road too was flooded during the pre-monsoon showers leading to heavy traffic jams.