Hurdles cleared, Huda to speed up Dwarka expressway work

GURUGRAM: Around six months after handing over alternative plots to oustees of Dwarka expressway project, Huda is all set to take possession
of the land in Palam Vihar and Kherki Daula to build the incomplete portion of the much-awaited highway in Gurgaon.

“By taking possession of the vacant plots, there will be enough space to create a temporary road to ensure movement of the vehicles from the area to connect two sides of the road,” said Yadav, adding that compensation for structures would be released at the earliest to set the stage for demolition.

More than 568 oustees of the Dwarka expressway project — from Chauma, New Palam Vihar, Kherki Daula and other areas — had applied for alternative plots under the final terms of settlement (FTS) of 2015 prepared under the supervision of Punjab and Haryana high court.

The Huda had identified 212 oustees eligible for rehabilitation and handed over allotment letters to 148 of them in Sector 110A and Sector 37C. However, as many as 64 oustees are holders of general power of attorney and special power of attorney, and their rehabilitation hopes rest solely on the Punjab and Haryana high court.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has already given NH status to the 28-km Dwarka expressway, which starts from Shiv Murti in Delhi and ends at Kherki Daula in Gurgaon.

The 18.1-km stretch of the road is in Gurgaon, while the rest is in Delhi. The authority has to construct 1-km stretch of the highway in New Palam Vihar and a 400-metre stretch in Kherki Daula village to complete the Gurgaon portion of the road.

Huda has to clear the land hurdles and hand over plots to the NHAI for construction.

The NHAI has almost completed land acquisition for the Delhi portion of the road.

Source: Times Of India