Good news for those who travel between Gurgaon and Delhi frequently. A proposal to construct an additional link road between the two cities, which had been hanging fire for the past seven years, has now been included in the new zonal plan of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
The proposed link from MG Road in Gurgaon to Nelson Mandela Marg T-junction in Delhi through Kapasera is expected to ease traffic flow on the existing three links between the two cities.
The new zonal plan was disclosed in a meeting of the National Capital region Planning Board (NCRPB) held in Delhi on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Union urban development minister Kamal Nath among others.
Hooda urged the Centre to bring Gurgaon under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) on the lines of Faridabad, or provide adequate funds for running at least 200 buses in the town.
Having more than one million population (as per the Census 2011), Gurgaon is qualified for the JNNURM funding. Earlier, Rs 1,200 crore was allotted to Faridabad under the scheme, Hooda said.
The chief minister said that road connectivity between Delhi and its neighboring towns was inadequate.
“There are a proposal to create a road link connecting Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road with Andheria Mor-Mahipalpur Road near Nelson Mandela Marg T-junction, a 75-metre-wide road connecting Gurgaon with Nazafgarh Road and an 80-metre-wide link between Education City, Sonepat and North Delhi,” he added.
DDA officials said that the proposals of these link roads had been included in the zonal plan.
The Haryana government in 2005 had sent a proposal to the NCRPB for three new link roads. The proposed routes included MG Road and Nelson Mandela Marg T-Junction link through DLF City-3 (near Garden Estate and further through Delhi ridge area), Dwarka-Palam Vihar link and Andheria Mor and Faridabad Road link through Mundka Village.
Haryana to develop 25 more towns in NCR
Haryana government has planned to develop 25 towns in the national capital region. This is part of the Central government’s plan to develop 108 towns by including areas of Haryana, Uttar Pardesh and Rajasthan in the NCR.
The Haryana government has also taken steps to develop Metro Rail and road connectivity between Delhi and adjacent towns of Haryana-Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Sonepat-Kundli.
In the NCRPB meeting on Thursday, CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda said his government will spend more than R1557 crore for the extension of Delhi Metro from Badarpur to YMCA Chowk and Faridabad.
This project is likely to commence by August, 2014. A detailed project report is being prepared for extending it further to Ballabhgarh.