Feeling cheated at the hands of the authorities, people living along the Gurgaon Expressway have threatened to launch an agitation over the issue of constructing an underpass at Khandsa between Rajiv Chwok and Kherki Daula toll plaza.
The problem started after National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) dropped a plan to set up an underpass at Khandsa. A detailed project report (DPR) of NHAI has suggested three underpasses and one foot-over bridge on the 7-km stretch between Rajiv Chwok and Kherki Daula toll plaza. The DPR has suggested an underpass each on Hero Honda Chowk, Narsinghpur and Kherki Daula and an over-bridge near Ananj Mandi.
"As per the earlier plan, NHAI was to construct four underpasses, including one near Khandsa village. We have given an ultimatum to the Haryana government as well as to NHAI to include Khandsa also or else we would be forced to stage an agitation," said Nathu Singh, sarpanch of village Mohammadpur Jharsa.
A number of resident welfare associations (RWAs) and village heads under the aegis of the Joint Action Forum of Resident Welfare Associations (Jafra) have threatened to block the Gurgaon Expressway if talks between NHAI and the state government - over constructing underpasses between Rajiv Chowk and Kherki Daula toll plaza - fail to break the deadlock. The meeting is scheduled to be held in New Delhi on February 17.