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No road to CWG shooting range

A 60-metre-wide master road being constructed to connect the DLF Golf Course Road to the shooting range set up in the CRPF camp here has hit a stumbling block. The owner of a small piece of land midway has got stay orders against its acquisition.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2010 23:28 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

A 60-metre-wide master road being constructed to connect the DLF Golf Course Road to the shooting range set up in the CRPF camp here has hit a stumbling block.

The owner of a small piece of land midway has got stay orders against its acquisition.

The road is being constructed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), which had moved court earlier to vacate the stay but to no avail.

HUDA is now planning an alternate route to the shooting range.

The full-bore shooting range at the CRPF camp in village Kadarpur is set to host two shooting events during the Commonwealth Games from October 3 -14.

M.C. Panwar, DIG, CRPF said, "The road was supposed to provide direct access to the shooting range, bypassing the long stretch via Rajiv Chowk and Sohna Road, as the latter were longer routes."

However, HUDA's attempt to get the set court stay vacated hit a roadblock on Tuesday, when the High Court postponed the hearing to another date.

The road is about 3.5 km long and is almost ready, except for the 300-metre patch of road in village Ullawas, before Kadarpur.

HUDA administrator Nitin K Yadav said since the matter was getting delayed because of the postponement of the hearing date on July 20, his department would have no other option but to plan an alternative to this alignment.

"We would have to think of options to connect to the CRPF Shooting Range, probably through village Badshahpur, from Sohna Road. We would ensure that the shooting range gets smooth access during Games," Yadav said.

After heavy rains on July 4 and 7, walls of the shooting range had been damaged. CRPF had officials said the damaged walls would be repaired soon.