Gurgaon: Decks cleared, but NPR will be operational only by Jan 2017
Despite the decks being cleared by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for the early completion of the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), it is likely to become operational only by January 2017.
The road, also known as Dwarka expressway, has been embroiled in legalities after land owners opposed the acquisition of their property by Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) since 2008.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had recently set aside a bunch of petitions opposing the acquisition and this had led to renewed optimism among the builders. But the authorities believe that it would still take another two years for the road to become functional.
Gurgaon HUDA administrator Anita Yadav said a major rail overbridge (ROB), being constructed near Sector 99 and 37D on this road, will take another 18 months to be completed.
“The construction began in November 2014 and it will still take 18 more months to complete this bridge,” Yadav said.
The agency has also initiated the process of taking over houses and land of those who had filed a case in the court.
The petitioners in New Palam Vihar, who accepted the cour t- mediated settlement, will be given plots in Sector 37C and 110A. Yadav said a recent meeting had also The road is also known as Dwarka expressway The project has been embroiled in legalities after land owners opposed the acquisition of their property for it by Haryana Urban Development Authority since 2008 decided on a time-bound plan for resettling the oustees.
“We will complete the process by January 31, 2016. The layout plan of Sector 37 C is being made and it will be approved within days,” she said.
The entire process of takPunjab and Haryana high court recently set aside a bunch of petitions opposing the acquisition The agency has initiated the process of taking over houses and land of those who had filed a case in the court ing over the plots, demolition of houses, and construction of road will still take at least a year, the Huda official said.
In addition, Huda also has to contend with a large group of land owners in Kherki Daula who have been opposing the acquisition of their land but the authorities believe that it would still take another two years for the road to become functional. The construction work for the project began in November 2014.
Thaan Singh, one of the petitioners, said they have approached the Supreme Court to stay the eviction order. “We want the layout of the road to be changed so that there is no need to demolish the houses”, he said.
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