Traffic between Kherki Daula toll plaza and Rajiv Chowk on the Gurgaon Expressway will be disrupted this Sunday due to work on an under-construction footover bridge (FoB) near Narsinghpur village.
“The deck installation work on the FoB will take seven to nine hours. We would try to complete the work by noon,” said a Public Works Department (PWD) official.
The PWD has written to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Gurgaon traffic police to divert vehicles between Rajiv Chowk and Kherki Daula on Sunday so as to complete the deck installation work.
PWD and NHAI officials inspected the FoB construction site on Thursday.
Of the five FoBs the PWD has to erect on the 17-km stretch between Shankar Chowk and Kherki Daula, three FoBs have already been erected.
The Narsinghpur FoB is the fourth one. The village falls between Rajiv Chowk and Kherki Daula toll plaza.
“NHAI has to speak to the traffic police for diversion of vehicles. They would intimate us about the same by Friday,” said NK Tomar, executive engineer, PWD.
The work on the bridge began on December 17 last year and its deadline is June 27.
“We are hopeful of its completion well within the time frame,” said the engineer, adding that planning work has already started for the fifth FoB which would come up near Khandsa village.
Of the three completed FoBs, two are located between Shankar Chowk and Iffco Chowk while one falls between Rajiv Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk on the expressway.
The locals from the villages situated along the expressway have been demanding five pedestrian bridges between Rajiv Chowk and Kherki Daula toll plaza.
“Five FoBs were planned and only three of them fall between Rajiv Chowk and Kherki Daula,” said Tomar. The FoBs had been in the pipeline of the PWD for long. The department was under pressure from the Haryana government to expedite the construction work.