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Power minister seeks Centre’s intervention to expedite work

Even as the Haryana government and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) are at loggerheads for the delay in widening of Gurgaon-Jaipur highway, the state power minister has escalated the matter to the Centre.

gurgaon Updated: Jan 05, 2013 02:17 IST
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Even as the Haryana government and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) are at loggerheads for the delay in widening of Gurgaon-Jaipur highway, the state power minister has escalated the matter to the Centre.

The R1,896-crore project to make the 225-km stretch of the NH-8 from four-lane to six-lane has already missed three deadlines since its launch in 2009. Now, the project is expected to be completed by June 2013.

On Friday, Haryana power minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav reviewed the progress of work going on the Gurgaon-Rewari portion. Yadav wrote a letter to Union transport minister CP Joshi seeking his intervention to expedite the project.

In his letter to the Union minister, Yadav said the work on widening of the highway, including construction of over-bridges, has either come to a halt or is moving at a very slow pace.

“The delay in their widening and strengthening is resulting into frequent traffic jams and inconvenience to highway users.”

On Wednesday, Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena also pulled up the officials of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and its contractor for delay in the road widening project.

Meena had asked the NHAI and the construction company, Pink City Expressway Private Limited (PCEPL), to complete the work at the earliest.

The DC asked the NHAI officials to conduct a survey to check whether any part of land in the alignment has not been acquired and submit a report within a week.