A day after Hindustan Times reported the delay in tender process for the MDI Chowk flyover construction on June 2, the public works department (PWD) has clarified that the apparent delay was because it had revised the project proposal and was awaiting a nod from the Haryana government.
“We have sought the Haryana government’s green signal for a six-lane highway instead of a four-lane one. We have sent the proposal to the government,” said NK Tomar, executive engineer, PWD on Monday, adding that six lanes would serve the purpose of traffic regulation much better.
The officials of the buildings and roads wing of the PWD said they had revised the four-lane flyover proposal of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG). The feasibility report of the four-lane flyover was prepared by a Delhi-based firm, Tarun Mathur & Company.
The six-lane theory (proposal) is likely to bring about several changes in the feasibility report. Besides proposing to increase the number of lanes, the department is also mulling going ahead with the construction work without acquiring land from Purolator, a private firm and the MDI, a management institution.
Tarun Mathur & Company, in its feasibility report, had suggested the acquisition of land for widening the MDI intersection and creating service lanes and the underpass. “We will not require land from Purolator and MDI. Land acquisition is a long and lengthy process and that might delay the work further,” said Tomar.