Gurgaon: Huda is planning to fence both sides of the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), also called Dwarka expressway, to prevent cattle from nearby villages from straying on the road. The fence will reduce the chance of accidents.
Huda has forwarded a proposal to fence the 18km expressway at a cost of Rs 9.42 crore. Work is expected to start in the coming months
Recently, DTCP additional chief secretary P Raghvendra Rao and Huda chief administrator Brijendra Singh had inspected the expressway and expressed concern over the free movement of cattle on it.
“An animal coming in the way of a fast-moving vehicle may cause an accident,” said Rao, adding the concerned department was directed to prepare a plan for fencing the entire corridor.
There are several villages along NPR with a good number of cattle. Most villagers let the cattle free to graze, which then stray on roads.
“In such situations, not only is safety of the cattle at risk, it also poses a threat to drivers,” said Huda chief engineer D D Chopra.
Huda is also going to build speedbreakers at five points – Dhanwapur, Daulatabad, Basai, Pataudi Road and Harsaru.
“The speedbreakers will be built as per guidelines of Indian Road Congress. They will also help prevent accidents,” said the Huda official.
The expressway, which is likely to be finished by June 2016, was planned to decongest traffic in Gurgaon by allowing traffic from Jaipur side to skip the Gurgaon expressway and head straight towards Dwarka and IGI Airport.
The NPR will be the third link road connecting Delhi and Gurgaon after NH8 and Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road.
So far only 14.33km of the expressway has been completed.
Source: Times Of India, 24th February 2016