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NHAI seeks land for seamless service road along expressway in Gurgaon

The NHAI has written to the MCG, Huda and the HSIIDC seeking more land for the seamless road project

gurgaon Updated: Aug 01, 2017 23:40 IST
Dhananjay Jha
The service road under construction on National Highway 8.
The service road under construction on National Highway 8.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has sought land for seamless service roads on both sides of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway between Sirhaul and Kherki Daula.

Earlier, Union road transport and highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had directed Haryana government to provide adequate space on both sides of the national highway in Gurgaon to enable uninterrupted traffic movement.

The 18km portion of the expressway in the city does not have seamless service roads and that is a big reason for the daily chaos created when the local and long route traffic converge at every entry exit points.

The NHAI said separation of local traffic from the long route is essential and that is possible only after alternate service roads are available all along the 18km stretch between the two ends.

“We have written to the local administration in this regard. We also held a meeting with the top officials of the district a week ago. Accordingly, survey on the availability of land is being done, but it is premature to make any further comments about it,” AK Sharma, project director, NHAI, said.

The portion between Rajiv Chowk and Kherki Daula, spanning roughly 7km, is thickly populated with villages on the one side and a cluster of industries on the other and chances of land availability are slim.

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The NHAI, however, has written to Municipal Corporation of Gurgram (MCG), Haryana urban development authority (Huda) and Haryana state industrial and infrastructure development corporation (HSIIDC) in this regard.

MCG Commissioner V Umashankar said, “It is not appropriate to comment now since the matter is at an early stage.”

The traffic problem in Gurgaon has emerged as a headache for both commuters and the authorities and the state and the Centre have twice held meetings in this regard.

“I was also present in one of the meetings with the Union Minister when he emphasised on giving land for seamless service road along the national highway in Gurgaon. The NHAI’s letter in this regard is result of that meeting. We are working on it,” Yashpal Yadav, Huda administrator, said.