Subhash Chowk flyover to open by Sept, will ease congestion

  • Dhananjay Jha, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2015 01:20 IST

The stretch from Huda City Centre (HCC) metro station to Hero Honda (HH) Chowk — roughly 9 km — is set to become snarl-free.

The work on the flyover at Subhash Chowk on Sohna Road is complete and will be thrown open to public either by August-end or September first week.

“The slopes of the flyover are complete and fit for vehicular movement. But traffic will be allowed only after it is inaugurated. We are hopeful of inaugurating by August-end or the first week of September,” a senior official in the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) said.

The Huda is the custodian authority of the flyover. Huda had floated tenders for the project in April 2013 and it was expected to be completed by April 30, 2015. However, it overshot the deadline by a few months.

The flyover, being built at a cost of `27 crore, will bring permanent relief to commuters and city traffic police. The flyover at Subhash Chowk will also help commuters to save travel time and fuel. Similarly, commuters on the Sohna Road — between Rajiv Chowk and Badshahpur — can also enjoy a hassle-free ride using the underpass at Subhash Chowk.

Traffic police too will be able to regulate the vehicular movement at Subhash Chowk in a more orderly fashion.

“During rush hours, this chowk turns into a bottleneck. We struggle for three to four hours every day to unclog the stretch,” a traffic constable said.

In 2011, a study was conducted by team comprising traffic personnel, town planning officials and independent architects, which suggested
that a flyover was needed at Subhash Chowk to regulate Gurgaon’s traffic.

The vehicular movement has increased many folds in the last decade on Sohna Road.

On one hand Sohna Road connects National Highway (NH-8) with Sohna, HCC-HH Chowk Road connects Faridabad, and Gurgaon with Manesar. This boosted vehicular movement in the areas with Subhash Chowk being blocked all throughout the day.

“This is why the traffic police repeatedly raised the issue of constructing an underpass or a flyover to regulate the traffic movement. In 2010-11, the Huda under pressure from the traffic police and local residents conducted survey of Sohna Road traffic volume by RITES, a government of India Enterprise. The RITES proposed two flyovers on Sohna Road.

“The other one was proposed at the T-point near Badshahpur, which is likely to emerge as another bottleneck in future or as soon as the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) becomes operational,” said RK Chaudhary, who works with RITES. The SPR will connect Faridabad and Gurgaon with Manesar via Sohna Road and through the T-point.

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