To understand the plight of commuters using the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and expedite infrastructure projects on the road, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) chairman Raghav Chandra will visit Gurgaon on Saturday.
Chandra will travel on the 27.7-km road, which is one of the busiest highways of the country, in the morning and inspect the Kherki Daula toll plaza at 11 am, sources said.
The NHAI chairman is expected to meet highway officials, concessionaire and the operator of the expressway. He will be briefed about the road, toll collection and the problems being faced by highway officials in managing congestion on the road and redesigning it as per the direction of the high court.
Around 2 pm, the NHAI chief will hold a meeting with Gurgaon administration, including deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash and Huda and HSIIDC officials.
With the Gurgaon administration, he is likely to take up issues related to acquisition of land and infrastructure projects planned to end jams on the expressway.
Chandra’s visit assumes significance as it comes amid demands to remove the Kherki Daula toll plaza in Gurgaon.
Recently, the NHAI cancelled the tenders floated for the construction of three underpasses at Rajiv CHowk, Iffco Chowk and Signature Tower crossing. Apart from these underpasses, there are plans to build an elevated u-turn opposite Ambience Mall, and construct a link road between the expressway and MG road, which has been approved by Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari.