The city administration has moved a step closer to give Gurgaon its longest flyover. Seven government bodies have given in-principle approval to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) for transfer of land to construct the 4.5-km flyover in the old city.
The departments concerned include the Haryana tourism, state health department, the education department, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), state roadways, the police and the army.
The total estimated cost of the project is R200 crore and the figures have been sent to the head office in Chandigarh for final approval.
Commuters coming from Iffco Chowk can take this flyover near Government College on Mehrauli Road to reach Rajiv Chowk or the old city.
Similarly, commuters can also take the flyover near Sham Sweets on Old Delhi Road to reach Rajiv Chowk and the old city.
Sudhir Rajpal, MCG commissioner, told Hindustan Times that the heads of the seven departments have responded to his letters regarding transfer of land.
The proposed flyover will provide a signal-free commute to motorists coming from Rajiv Chowk (NH-8) and going toward Mehrauli Road and Old Delhi Road.
"We hope to start transferring land for the project in a fortnight's time," said the MCG Commissioner, adding that a meeting is scheduled for next week with the heads of the seven departments concerned.
The said government bodies have to transfer patches of land that fall under their jurisdiction. The issue was discussed at a high-level meeting on June 29 in Chandigarh.
The signal-free flyover, which would be zigzag in shape, will begin at Jail Complex and run till Mahavir Chowk. It will reduce travel time from Rajiv Chowk and Iffco Chowk to the old city.
"We will be able to reach Iffco Chowk from Sohna Chowk in 15 minutes after this signal-free flyover is operational. It would bring relief from traffic jams witnessed near Sadar and Civil Hospital on a daily basis," said Shailesh Kumar, a commuter.
"As soon as the land transfer to the MCG is completed and the estimate is approved, tenders will be floated immediately. We hope to finish construction over the coming two years," said a senior MCG official, adding that the city's longest flyover would decongest traffic in the old city to a great extent.