Terming the change in alignment of the NPR-Palam Vihar link road it “illogical and poorly planned”, Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator Praveen Kumar took suo motu cognisance of a report published in the Hindustan Times on Wednesday and decided to look into the matter.
“I have taken this issue very seriously and will take all action needed once I survey the area thoroughly with town planning officials and see whether the road alignment has been changed under some influence to benefit builders,” said the administrator.
“It is a matter of grave concern and I have also asked the official concerned to meet me on Thursday with Master Plan 2021 and 2025. I will then be able to compare the pros and cons of the issue,” said Kumar, who has already asked officials of the town planning department to submit all related reports.
The proposed new alignment, approximately of one kilometre, will divide Sector 110-A and 111 and will begin from the railway crossing near Palam Vihar to the T-point at NPR.
The changed alignment, as per Master Plan 2025, has become a major cause of worry for residents as the link road has been shifted nearly 50 metres ahead of its original position and cuts through a densely populated residential area.
Residents, meanwhile, are planning to take the legal route and file a petition in court.
Huda senior town planner Madhu Pradeep remained unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts.