Gurgaon civic body gets go-ahead for first cycle track, work to start in Jan

  • Sohil Sehran, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Oct 29, 2015 13:11 IST
The first phase of the widening project will cover stretch from Mahavir Chowk to Atul Kataria Chowk and the second phase will be from Atul Kataria Chowk to Dundahera Border. (Abhinav Saha/HT photo)

A proposal by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to construct Gurgaon’s first cycle track has received official sanction. Work will start on the project in January.

The 7.5 km-long coloured cycle track is to come up along the Old Delhi-Gurgaon road from Mahavir Chowk to Dundahera border as part of a road-widening project. The civic body will widen the heavily-congested road into four and six lanes and put up public utilities like bus bays, auto stands and foot overbridges. Tenders have been floated for the project estimated to cost `56 crore.

The first phase of the project, which is from Mahavir Chowk to Atul Kataria Chowk, is to have four lanes for motorised vehicles, service lanes, cycle tracks and footpaths on both sides. Sites for foot overbridges and auto stands have been also proposed.

The second phase includes the road from Atul Kataria Chowk to Dundahera Border, which will have six lanes. Of these, a track will be marked for heavy vehicles like trucks and trolleys as well as diversions.

A senior official said there is movement of heavy vehicles on the road towards Delhi from Atul Kataria Chowk onwards due to the presence of a Maruti unit. Hence, the road will be widened to six lanes. Maruti too is also looking for a piece of land to park its vehicles, the official said.

From Dundahera onwards, there are no stormwater drains along the road, causing waterlogging and resultant snarls. The civic agency has planned to link the construction of such drains with the Leg-1 and Leg-2 master drains maintained by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

“We will have a seven-and-half kilometre-long cycle lane on one side of the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, and the same length on the other side. This has been decided in the backdrop of widening of lanes in the entire stretch. Cycle tracks are among the few pressing infrastructural requirements,” said Abhinav Verma, executive engineer, MCG.

The project is scheduled to be completed in one-and-a-half years and is expected to benefit Sectors 14, 17, 18, 22, 23, Udyog Vihar, Prem Nagar, Rajeev Nagar and Old Gurgaon areas.

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