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New road to decongest IMT

Deevakar Anand, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, December 14, 2012
First Published: 01:20 IST(14/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:21 IST(14/12/2012)

In a bid to decongest the busy IMT Manesar Chowk, the administration is planning an alternative link from the industrial township to the Delhi-Jaipur highway (NH-8).

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Around 80,000 heavy vehicles enter and exit the township through the existing link at present, disrupting the daily highway traffic.

The 60-metre-wide, 1-km-long road will connect NH-8 to IMT's Sector 5.

"The stretch of land where the link road had been planned was under litigation till recently. The road will run behind the Manesar police station and connect to the service lane on the highway," said a senior official of the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation (HSIIDC), the promoter of IMT.

IMT Manesar is spread across 3,500 acres with nearly 2,000 industrial plots, including auto majors such as Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Honda Motors.

The proposed link will be in addition to another upcoming road that will connect IMT's Sector 8 with Pataudi Road at Jhund Sarai village.

This 1.8-kilometre-long and 60-metre-wide road is being constructed to divert heavy vehicles from IMT Chowk and provide them an alternative through Bilaspur and Pachgaon crossings on NH-8, directly connected with Pataudi.

Once the upcoming Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway and the Northern Peripheral Road or the Dwarka Expressway are constructed, traffic could be diverted through them as both expressways intersect the Pataudi Road.

An entry and exit point to the highway exists at IMT's Sector 2 but the road is too narrow for heavy traffic.

As hundreds of vehicles make a beeline for IMT Manesar daily through lone access point at IMT Chowk, vehicular movement on the Delhi-Jaipur Road is adversely affected.

Also, ongoing work to widen the crossing adds to the traffic woes in the area.


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