Crucial for solving the latter’s traffic and congestion woes, the state government now wants to build a 4.5km-long four-lane road from Bajghera in Gurgaon to Bijwasan in Delhi.
GURGAON: Land acquisition for the Delhi part of Dwarka expressway may have just started, but the Haryana government – which has almost completed the Gurgaon part of the road – is keen on making it operational at the earliest, to provide an alternative route to Delhi and reduce traffic load on NH-8.
In a hurry to develop connectivity between Delhi and Gurgaon, crucial for solving the latter’s traffic and congestion woes, the state government now wants to build a 4.5km-long four-lane road from Bajghera in Gurgaon to Bijwasan in Delhi, rather than wait for NHAI to complete the Delhi part of the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), also known as Dwarka expressway.
“Despite legal hurdles and other issues, Huda has managed to complete a large part of NPR in Gurgaon, and resolve issues related to the remaining portion, including resettlement of oustees,” said chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Gurgaon on Sunday, adding that the Delhi part of NPR may take some time to complete.
“We want a four-lane road from Bajghera, where NPR ends in Gurgaon, to Bijwasan in Delhi, to ensure alternative connectivity with Delhi,” said Khattar, adding that while multiple connectors between Gurgaon and Delhi are essential, there is only one connector to NH-8, which causes congestion on the expressway and slow traffic across Gurgaon. He said work on construction of Gurgaon-SPR (GSPR), which will also ease traffic between Faridabad and Delhi to Manesar and Jaipur, aand ct as another connection between Delhi and Gurgaon.
Nitin Gadkari, the Union minister for road transport and highways, said land acquisition for the Delhi part of Dwarka Expressway has started. “NHAI will start work on the road by year-end,” said Gadkari. He added GSPR has been declared a national highway and work will start soon after acquisition is completed.
Around 18km of the 27km-long NPR passes through Gurgaon. The remaining 9km is in the Delhi side. Work on the Gurgaon side is almost complete. The remaining portion is likely to be completed by March 2017. In Delhi, though, land acquisition has just started.
Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav said they have inspected the area and identified the alignment. “Bajghera near New Palam Vihar – where NPR in Gurgaon ends – to Bijwasan, is around 4.5km,” said Yadav.
In March this year, Gadkari accorded national highway status to the stretch, following which, Huda handed over the e-way work to NHAI.
Large number of people who had invested in several real estate projects along NPR are likely to benefit from the project. It will also reduce traffic on NH-8, as people from Delhi can directly go to Manesar or Jaipur without touching NH-8.
Source: ET Realty