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Gurgaon: Huda directs builders to construct roads in sectors 70-80 urgently

Homebuyers have been complaining about the poor road network in Gurgaon’s up and coming sectors. They said they are unable to move in to their new flats till new roads are built

gurgaon Updated: Apr 27, 2017 23:06 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
An improved road network will also ease traffic movement in the new sectors.
An improved road network will also ease traffic movement in the new sectors.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

In a big win for homebuyers who have been complaining of a tardy approach to building an approach road network in up and coming sectors, the Haryana urban development authority (Huda) on Wednesday directed four builders to start building roads within its jurisdiction — between sectors 70 and 80. The directive, it is hoped, will go a long way in ensuring a better road network in the area.

An improved road network would not only help homebuyers but would also ease the movement of traffic in the area.

Yashpal Yadav, administrator, Huda, said, “I am delighted that the builders will soon start constructing roads in these sectors. The new road network would connect Vatika Chowk point on SPR (Southern Peripheral Road), close to Rambir Ki Dhani at Sector 69/70, to NH 8 near the Kherki Daula Toll.”

“The homebuyers who booked flats and plots in these sectors, will be benefitted as their long-standing grievances over approach roads would be addressed and better roads would also ease congestion and enable smoother traffic movement,” Yadav said.

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The four developers that were directed by the Huda to build roads were the DLF, BPTP, Supertech and Tulip.

Once ready, commuters from Sohna Road to Manesar could take this route to avoid Kherki Daula Toll. Officials said the new route would also help reduce the volume of traffic on NH-8.

“We shouldn’t lose sight of the broader perspective as well. Better, newer roads would spur other development activities in the area. The developers have already obtained licences for the purpose. The move would also resolve issues surrounding thousands of inventories that are left unsold due to inadequate approach roads,” a promoter said, adding that the developers would build roads and the cost would be adjusted after factoring in the EDC (external development charges).

The state government has already come up with a policy whereby the developers will build roads in sectors 58-115, provided the Huda allots them land for the purpose.

The Huda administrator said, “We have acquired land and we have given them (the developers) our final nod. The only remaining formality will be completed by the chief administrator at our Chandigarh office.”

The homebuyers have been crying themselves hoarse over the absence of approach roads saying they are unable to take possession of plots and flats till the issue is addressed.

“Once the road network improves, we will be able to shift to our new flats immediately. This is a welcome move as the road network in new sectors is very poor. The builders aren’t finishing the projects on time as the homebuyers aren’t willing to shift,” Saurabh Singh, a homebuyer, said.

A BPTP spokesperson said, “We welcome the move and hope it would help make the area habitable.”

First Published: Apr 27, 2017 23:06 IST