The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will take a final decision on the three proposed underpasses on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway on Wednesday.
The three underpasses are proposed at Iffco Chowk, Signature Tower and Rajiv Chowk.
The detailed project report (DPR) submitted by a consultant who was appointed by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), is under revision for the past two months. A meeting is scheduled later this week to discuss the issue. The NHAI, MCG, Huda and officials of other administrative wings will take the final call after thorough study of the revised DPR.
The DPR has estimated the total cost to be around Rs 800 crore and it is expected to increase after revision. The NHAI had earlier raised some objections and had suggested a few solutions in the DPR. The DPR did not include the provision of land acquisition which the NHAI had asked to be incorporated for slip roads and construction of foot over bridges (FOBs).
“The total cost is likely to escalate,” said a senior NHAI official, adding that the DPR had many shortfalls and it can be approved only if it is revised.
Another major hitch is the cost bearing factor. The NHAI said it will bear only 25% of the total cost and the rest will be taken care of by the Haryana government. According to a senior engineer in the MCG, the Haryana government may ask Huda and HSIIDC to bear the cost.