Khattar lays foundation stone for old Delhi-Gurgaon Road

  • Rashpal Singh, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 00:56 IST
The 7.5-km stretch from Mahavir Chowk to Dhundahera border will be upgraded to six lanes. (HT Photo)

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday laid the foundation stone for upgradation of the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road and later announced several projects for the city.

The road from Mahavir Chowk to Dhundahera border will be upgraded to 7.5 km-long six lanes that would have dedicated cycle and pedestrian tracks, pedestrian bridges, autorickshaw stands and stormwater drainage on both sides of the road to tackle waterlogging.

The project was delayed for more than two years as the detailed project report was reviewed twice.

Earlier, the project was estimated to cost Rs 56 crore but later the detailed project report was revised and the project cost was estimated to be Rs 36.16 crore.

Later, speaking at a public function held in a private hotel, Khattar announced setting up of a girls’ college in Gurgaon.

Khattar said there are a number of colleges in the city but another college will be set up so students don’t have to far off places.

He, however, attached a rider that a college would be set up only if Huda provided land.

About the transfer of four school buildings in DLF to the education department, the chief minister said that the DLF representatives would be approached for the same.

He also announced setting up of a new government school at Sarai Alwardi locality to cater to students of Rajendra Park area. He said educational institutions would be opened as per education mapping done by the department.

Khattar also gave a nod to the construction of a sports stadium on 10 acre land at Wazirabad area. Khattar assured Wazirabad residents that they would get a compensation for their land within three months.

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