Palam Vihar residents stop work on Dwarka e-way again over alignment
Residents of Palam Vihar on Thursday stopped construction of the northern peripheral road (NPR) elevated road. This is second time that residents have stopped work on the elevated road by asking construction workers to go away.
Earlier on February 1, residents of New Palam Vihar had stopped work on the elevated road of the NPR that is being executed by Larsen&Toubro Limited, a construction company appointed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
While building the 90-metre bituminous motorable road last June, the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) put a curve shape in it near Sector 109/110. It caused resentments among residents of the area as it was shown to be straight in original blueprint drawing,
“We raised objection with the HSVP which transferred work on the NPR to the NHAI in July. On the basis of our complaints, the HSVP wrote to NHAI, asking them to correct the alignment before erecting pillars for the elevated road. There was deviation of 17 metres from the centre. The NHAI engineers corrected the deviation but not in its entirety. Even now, there is a deviation of seven metres,” said Rakesh Rana, a New Palam Vihar resident.
Udeep Singhal, project director, Dwarka expressway, NHAI, said, “Our contractor informed us about disturbance in construction by residents for a minor deviation in the bituminous 90-metre wide surface road. This matter has been reported to top NHAI officials. I believe deviation of three metres would hardly make any difference in any big road project.”