Gurugram roads has no space for its cyclists
Gurugram: The state government on its part may be spending crores to revamp the major roads of Gurugram to make it an icon city, a title that has been bestowed over it by Chief Minister ML Khattar, but citizens say that the authorities are not alotting space for cyclists.
Even as plans are being executed to widen the city roads, a large number of people are having a grouse that the authorities are not doing enough for the city cyclists.
Recently, Golf Course road, Sohna road, MG road and Golf Course extension road and Gurugram- Faridabad road have been upgraded. Yet none of these major roads have dedicated tracks for cyclists.
With cyclists, pedestrians and commuters on two wheelers being the most vulnerable on city roads, for long there has been a demand that the roads in the modern city must also have space for the cyclists.
The voices over this issue has again found resonance after the air pollution in the city has spiralled to hazardous levels owing to large number of vehicles on city roads. Moreover, the commuters continue to grapple in traffic jams even in the reconditioned roads.
Taking cognisance of the issue, a cycle track is expected to come up in Old Delhi- Gurugram road, yet many feel that the priorities of the authorities still in designing roads for vehicles than cyclists and pedestrians. There are over eight lakh vehicle that ply in the city daily. Faulty road designs and growing number of vehicles have increased the number of accidents.