Gurgaon Sector 78 and 79 connected with SPR
New Gurgaon Sector 78 and 79 are now connected with Southern Peripheral Road. Earlier in the year April 2022, residents of the several housing societies in Sectors 78 and 79 had come to the streets protesting against the Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority. The reason for the protest was the failure to complete the construction of a master road connecting Sector 79 to the Southern Peripheral Road in over four years. These residents had held posters and slogans against the authority for not providing basic civil infrastructure. They pointed that out in 2018, Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority had allotted the tender for building the 3.3 km master road along with the drains for INR 18.21 crores. This project was supposed to take just 6 months but it had been 4 years and the work was not completed. There were several complaints made to the authorities, the CM, and the PMO, but all that yielded no result.
Several residents complained that there has been no progress on the work for the past four months and they still do not have a road that connects them to the other parts of the city. In reality, GMDA had failed the build the road of just 4km over the period of four long years. The Southern Peripheral Road will not only connect Sectors 77, 78, and 79 but it will also facilitate the traffic from the new sectors to bypass the Kherki –Daula toll plaza. The unpaved roads in the area earlier had aggravated the dust pollution.
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At that time, superintending engineer of GMDA, VK Sharma had claimed that the contractor had denied executing the work and the authorities had taken necessary action against him. He advised that they had allocated the contract in 2018 but at that time agency could not get the site clearance and later they were citing price escalation issues. He advised that they had already raised a penalty of INR 91.07 lakhs against the agency for failing to complete the work on time and they have also given one final chance for them to complete the work quickly to avoid further issues.
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