Revamped Gurugram roads cannot handle rain water
Gurugram: The state of Gurugram's infrastructure was exposed again this year when its roads were inundated with few hours of heavy rain.
The situation did not seem different on Thursday when the rains lashed Gurugram. What is enraging the residents however is the prominent city roads that were recently revamped with crores of investment are also facing the challenges of excessive water logging.
The Golf Course road that has been revamped into a 16 lane signal free road with construction of various underpasses has not resulted in reducing the water being collected on the road.
Despite massive changes, commuters still have to grapple with traffic jams in the area due to water logging at certain stretches of the busy intersection.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also stuck in a traffic jam in the Golf Course road in one of his visits to the city.
Not only Golf Course road but excessive water logging has also been reported from the Shankar Chowk underpass, Sikanderpur flyover that leads to cyber greens area and MG road, all the major traffic routes that have been refurbished. Poor drainage system of the roads is also resulting now in most of these roads developing potholes.
"There seems to be no planning by the officials who build the road. It is well known about how poor drainage systems are resulting in the flooding of our cities. Yet, the engineers want to compromise quality by saving costs on building the drainage as a result of which most of the roads even after crores of investment are getting spoilt," said Rajan Bhargava, a city resident.
"If you want to illustrate the example of poor and haphazard planning, you must cite the example of Gurugram. Corruption and lack of proper planning is resulting in even areas of New Gurugram floundering," said Vinita Yadav, a city resident.