Cash-strapped Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) will spend Rs 500 crore to acquire land for the construction of the central peripheral road (CPR) at a cost of Rs 22.80 crore.
The 3.5-km road will link the Dwarka Expressway with NH-8 on one side and Manesar on the other. A detailed project report is ready and the proposal costing Rs 22.80 crore has been sent to the Huda chief engineer for approval.
CPR will connect the Dwarka Expressway with NH-8 in the absence of a direct link between the two highways. The road link will also boost real estate.
P Raghavendra Rao, additional chief secretary, Town and Country Planning department, said on Thursday that Huda will announce awards for acquisition of land within a month and land will be acquired at the earliest. “Not only CPR, but all other important road projects will be completed on priority basis,” said Rao.
Because of land acquisition issues at Kherki Daula, a direct connection between the NPR and the expressway is delayed. Huda has not been able to acquire a 200-metre stretch close to Kherki Daula that could pave the way for completion of the 18.3 km expressway.
CPR road link has also assumed significance because Huda plans to operationalise the 11 km stretch of the Dwarka Expressway, which has been built from Kherki Daula to New Palam Vihar, by the end of August this year.
To acquire land for the project, the land acquisition department of Huda has written a letter to the director, urban estates, asking for Rs 499 crore before May 15 to buy land from the villagers. It is proposed that 0.5 acres land in village Harasaru be acquired for Rs 1.88 crore per acre, 52 acres in Sihi be acquired at Rs 1.91 crore per acre, 15 acres in Mohdpur jharsa at Rs 2.18 crore, 31.60 acres in Narsinghpur for Rs 2.40 crore per acre.
With the additional chief secretary giving directions that land acquisition for this road be completed in a month, Huda officials said that they will acquire the land and construct the road in the next two months as soon as the money is transferred to them.
Huda administrator Hardeep Singh said that they are taking up the CPR project on priority along with completion of other key infrastructure projects in the city.