Lack of speed breakers on Sector 27’s link road is putting residents’ lives in peril. They complain that the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has never included residents in any planning and hence they have an infrastructure which is more a cause of trouble than a convenience.
Social worker Riyaz Shaikh, also a resident of Red Rose Society says, “Our sector is newly developed and the roads here are not very wide. These are like internal roads with buildings on either side”.
“A month back NMMC had developed a new road linking Seawoods East with Belapur IT Colony. We welcomed this development as previously we had to go a long way to reach Belapur and ahead towards Ulwe, Uran, Kharghar, Kalamboli, Panvel. Thus the vehicles which were earlier using main roads from Nerul and Seawoods have now started passing through this link road,” he explains.”Motorists move on this road as if they are on a highway. Motorists who are residents of the sector and have to enter this link road are not easily visible to drivers of speeding vehicles as the turnings here very perpendicular. Moreover, children and youths residing here who were once using this road for cycling have to now drop the idea due to the rising risk of accidents.
Another resident Sana Shaikh “The risk of motorists coming from Nerul and Seawoods side colliding with the motorists coming from the perpendicular road is always there and makes us feel very uncomfortable”.
Riyaz says, “The solution to this problem is that speed breakers should be put up on the road so that motorists can slow down and avoid the chances of an accident”.
— Jaspal Singh Naol