DDA plans concentric ring roads for easy link to NHs

The three new urban extension roads being built by the Delhi Development authority will be constructed as concentric ring roads,which will help connect the city to national highways,said DDA Vice-Chairman G S Patnaik.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 4, 2012 3:54 am

The three new urban extension roads (UER) being built by the Delhi Development authority (DDA) will be constructed as concentric ring roads,which will help connect the city to national highways,said DDA Vice-Chairman G S Patnaik.

“The DDA has undertaken construction of UERs to provide connectivity from NH-I to NH-8,NH-10 and NH-12. These roads are under various stages of planning and construction. They will be concentric ring roads which will help commuters reach the National Highways from the city within a span of 10 minutes,” said Patnaik. According to the land agency,land is currently being acquired for this project. The DDA claimed that housing projects could also be taken up along these urban extension areas by acquiring agricultural land.

According to DDA officials,these roads will serve as a bypass for integrated development of the city. While these projects were conceptualised several years ago,work could not be started due to problems related to removal of encroachments and land acquisition.

The first road will connect Wazirabad bypass to NH-I,NH-10 and NH-8 while UER-II — which will be the longest road — will connect Wazirabad bypass to NH-I,NH-10,NH-8 and NH-2. UER-III will help provide connectivity from Wazirabad bypass to NH-I and NH-10. “These roads will also take the traffic load off Delhi’s arterial roads. The three roads will serve as direct links from Mahipalpur to areas like Rohini,Rohtak Road,Narela,etc. Once these roads are constructed,motorists travelling from Gurgaon or Dwarka will be able go directly towards Rohini,” said a DDA official.

Meanwhile,after Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda recently pointed out that his government has been requesting for development of additional road links between Delhi and Haryana,but the proposed links had not been accepted by the DDA. The land agency said three such links have been included in the zonal plans.

“The road connecting MG Road with Andheria Mor-Mahipalpur Road has been included in the zonal plan,and this project will be implemented by the Public Works Department. The other road connecting Gurgaon with Najafgarh is supposed to be 75 metres wide,but it has been included as a 60-metre-wide road in the zonal plan. The development of a road link between northern periphery road (NPR) in Gurgaon and Dwarka in Delhi is already shown in the zonal development plan K-II,’’ said a DDA official.

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