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Gurgaon: another FoB planned near Iffco Chowk

To ensure safety of pedestrians and ease snarls on the Gurgaon Expressway, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Monday set the ball rolling to build the first foot-over bridge between Iffco Chowk and Signature Tower.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 11, 2013 03:01 IST
Siddhartha Rai

To ensure safety of pedestrians and ease snarls on the Gurgaon Expressway, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Monday set the ball rolling to build the first foot-over bridge between Iffco Chowk and Signature Tower.


The FoB will be constructed at Sukhrali village near the busy intersection.

The announcement came close on the heels of release of funds for another foot-over-bridge (FOB) at Hero Honda Chowk. The proposed FoB is the seventh such facility on the expressway in addition to four others in Gurgaon and two more in Delhi.

“The FoB will connect Sector 29 with Sectors 17 A, B and C, bringing relief to locals. It will also help residents of Sukhrali village who have to maneuver through speeding vehicles on the highway to access the cremation ground,” said an NHAI official. The agency, on Monday, sent a proposal to its New Delhi headquarters and funds for the project are expected to be released soon.

This FoB will also be constructed by the Public Works Department (PWD) as the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and the NHAI have to equally share the cost.

However, residents feel this project may also gather dust due to the laxity of the Huda, like the proposal to construct a FoB at Hero Honda Chowk. Despite repeated reminders by the PWD, NHAI and a rap from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Huda has still not deposited money for the FoB. To avoid further delay and public anger, the PWD finally floated a tender for the bridge.

Since HT launched a campaign against chaos at toll plazas on July 29, this is yet another impact of the relentless coverage. Earlier, two lanes on the extreme-left were earmarked for toll-exemption at the Sirhaul toll plaza. The expressway operator, Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), had also installed height barriers at the Kherki Daula to stop heavy vehicles from straying into tag lanes.

They also installed oncoming vehicle mirrors at extreme-left were earmarked for toll-exemption at the Sirhaul toll plaza. The expressway operator, Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), had also installed height barriers at the Kherki Daula to stop heavy vehicles from straying into tag lanes.

They also installed oncoming vehicle mirrors at extreme-left were earmarked for toll-exemption at the Sirhaul toll plaza. The expressway operator, Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), had also installed height barriers at the Kherki Daula to stop heavy vehicles from straying into tag lanes. They also installed oncoming vehicle mirrors at various crossings.