Gurgaon is going the Delhi way, with the Haryana government planning two ring roads and BRT (bus rapid transit) corridors along six arterial roads to address the NCR town’s traffic and transportation needs.
All these will come up in the next 10 years and are part of the integrated mobility plan for Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex (master plan).
The plan aims to bring greater connectivity to the Millennium City through more buses, expansion of the Metro system and the introduction of new modes of public transport, such as the monorail.
Its total cost outlay is R15,140 crore and the entire project will be implemented in three phases. The project will be completed some time in 2031.
The 74-km BRT system will come up on six routes — excluding national highway 8, which already has an eight-lane expressway, and MG Road — with the highest traffic movement.
For effective implementation, the plan will soon be discussed at a meeting with stakeholders.
“Various departments such as HUDA, PWD and NHAI will be given a portion in their respective areas. Even the private sector will be roped in as the investment involved is huge,” said financial commissioner (town and country planning) SS Dhillon.
The BRT system is a global hit and went a long way in easing traffic problems in Ahmedabad, too. After initial hiccups, Delhi’s 5.8-km pilot project has now stabilised and the government is planning 14 new BRTs in the Capital.