An elevated U-turn will soon be constructed over the Delhi Gurgaon Expressway in a bid to make it easier for commuters to reach Ambience mall, DLF- III, and Cyber City.
For traffic north to the NH-8, crossing has been a nightmare. Commuters are hassled when they try to reach these places — all due to the absence of a U-turn. Commuters travel a minimum of 750 meters extra (per side) towards Rajokari to take a U-turn from under the flyover to reach their destinations.
Things are about to change however, as the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is ready to give its nod to the construction of the elevated U-turn soon. The final drawing has been submitted.
As per the design, the U-turn ramp would start from the site of dismantled KM 24 Toll Plaza (towards Udyog Vihar side) and it would fall at the opposite side, just before the Ambience mall, and from here it is proposed to be underground with entries/ exits for both Ambience mall and DLF-III.
This underground slope would further come to the ground and merge into surface 16-lane DLF signal-free corridor somewhere near the National Media Centre.
The proposed drawing has, besides the three elevated lanes, two bus Q-shelters (both sides) and one foot over bridge (FoB). A high level meeting is slated this week between the officials of NHAI and Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).
“We hope we get approval from the NHAI head office shortly. Once the drawing is approved, the detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared and tender will be floated. Within a year, the contractor will have to complete the elevated U-turn, two bus Q-shelters and one FoB,” said a senior NHAI official.
According to the NHAI, Huda will bear 50% cost of the project while rest 50% will be taken care of by DLF and Ambience.
The plan was first discussed in February 2012 in a high level meeting in Delhi between NHAI and top Haryana government officials.