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Underpass,six-lane flyover to ease Gurgaon traffic woes

Gurgaon’s first six-lane MDI Chowk flyover-cum-underpass plan has finally been approved by the Public Works Department (PWD) and one-third of the total cost has already been sanctioned to kick-start the project.

Written by ANCHAL DHAR | Gurgaon |
July 11, 2013 1:37:16 am

Gurgaon’s first six-lane MDI Chowk flyover-cum-underpass plan has finally been approved by the Public Works Department (PWD) and one-third of the total cost has already been sanctioned to kick-start the project.

N K Tomar,Executive Engineer (PWD B&R),said: “The flyover plan has been approved in-principle. The 1-km flyover will be constructed between NH-8 (Signature Tower) via MDI Chowk to Atul Kataria Chowk (in the direction of Sector-14) and an L-shaped underpass between Mahavir Chowk and Signature Tower will also be constructed,along with another underpass from IFFCO Chowk to Mahavir Chowk,keeping in mind the density of the traffic in future. The estimated budget of this project is around Rs 130 crore and we have received one-third of the amount (about Rs 42.5 crore) from the MCG (Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon). The initial plan was to build a four-lane flyover but it has not proved successful in some areas and,keeping in mind the increase in the density of traffic,we had to go for a six-lane plan. We will create a 30-feet wide service road on each side of the flyover so that traffic can pass through during the construction phase. We shall start the process of inviting tenders for this project soon.”

Slip roads will be constructed for taking a left turn from Sukhrali village to NH-8 and from the Park side to Atul Kataria Chowk,Tomar said.

According to a PWD official,the private consultant,Mathur and Associates,has now been asked to work on the next stage of the proposed flyover plan — preparing detailed structural landscaping,tunnel and rotary estimates.

All departments such as Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam ,the Haryana Urban Development Authority,the MCG and the Forest department have been asked to submit an estimate of the cost of shifting utilities like storm water drainage,gas pipeline,sewer lines,water supply lines,electrical transmission lines,trees,etc that come in the way of the proposed flyover. MDI Chowk faces long traffic jams during peak hours and the flyover will bring relief to thousands of commuters,a PWD official said.

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P C Meena in a recent meeting had suggested the provision of another underpass,from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Park to MDI gate (towards village Sukhrali). Both the flyover and underpass will be two-way with the six-lane carriageway,Meena had said in the meeting.

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