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October 29, 2012

In C.R.Park, Residents live on the edge

For the last 20 days, residents are traversing through a dangerous and uneven stretch of road, near Deshbandhu Apartment, that has a gap of more than half a foot.

While one half of the 300metre road of the ISU Darshan Munjal Marg (Deshbandhu College Road) has been repaired, the other half is yet to be constructed and is six inches below the redone stretch.

This particular road runs parallel to the main CR Park Road with Kalkaji on one side and leads towards Govindpuri Extension.

Vehicles parked at the Govindpuri market side also add to the chaos. The problem is further compounded due to lack of signboards about the underconstruction road, posing a threat to commuters.

Iron rods jut out of the road and a few concrete poles also lie unattended.

“Vehicles skid off the road and land on the lower stretch. It's dangerous for two-wheeler riders as they may have a fatal accident,” said Mahender Singh, a tea stall owner.

Transport expert PK Sarkar of the School of Planning and Architecture and a resident of CR Park, said, “The road has not been constructed as per proper safety requirements. The lack of a safety audit is responsible for the road's condition.”
An official of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, which is undertaking the work, said, “The residents requested us to halt work for a few days due to Durga Puja and Dussehra. Construction will resume from next week.”

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