The proposed flyover-cum-underpass project at MDI Chowk got a new twist on Monday. The Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena asked the public works department to build the underpass straightway instead of L-shape as per the earlier plan.
According to the deputy commissioner, the new design will ensure smooth passage to commuters heading straight from Mahavir chowk to Iffco Chowk via Sukhrali.
“The underpass is a must for those travelling straightway to and from Iffco Chowk and Mahavir Chowk via village Sukhrali,” said the DC, adding that the PWD has been asked to work on this aspect and report in a week’s time.
As per the latest feasibility report prepared by a private architect, the underpass is proposed in L-shape at MDI Chowk so that the commuters coming from Mahavir chowk can use underpass to reach NH-8 and further towards Iffco Chowk.
The facility is likely to bring relief to thousands of commuters who use the busy intersection on a daily basis. It will also help reduce traffic congestion on other roads in the city.
The DC’s instruction has come only a week after the PWD approved the layout of the proposed underpass-cum-flyover. The department was working on the estimated expenses and structural landscape. Also, transformers, road and traffic signage, electrical transmission lines and poles, sewer lines, and trees were likely to be removed.
PWD’s senior official NK Tomar refused to comment on the matter.