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Gurgaon: High transmission line hampers NHAI’s U-turn work at Iffco chowk

HVPN officials said they are awaiting the nod from their headquarters for removing the high transmission line at Iffco Chowk

gurgaon Updated: Jun 11, 2017 22:55 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
NHAI,Iffco Chowk,Underpass
The NHAI has written to the HVPN to have the high transmission line at Iffco Chowk removed.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said that the existing high transmission line of 220 KV is hampering construction of a U-turn and service road at Iffco chowk.

The NHAI has written to the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) to remove the line for smooth construction. The utility manages the power transmission system such as of 66 KV and 220 KV in the state.

The NHAI said that the U-turn and service lane constructions are at an advanced stage at Iffco Chowk. According to the highway authority, the 220 KV transmission line is located on the service lane of the NH-8 (towards ABW Tower), if one is travelling from Delhi to Gurgaon. Similarly, a 66 KV line is located on the other side and both the lines have to be removed.

To decongest the stretch and streamline traffic movement on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, the NHAI had planned to build underpasses at Hero Honda Chowk, Iffco Chowk, Signature Tower and Rajiv Chowk. Apart from that, it planned two U-turns at Iffco Chowk and a flyover at Hero Honda Chowk and a cloverleaf road to join SPR and NPR near Kherki Daula.

The NHAI is also in the process of widening the Gurgaon expressway.

With regard to existing petrol pumps, high transmission lines, restaurants, CNG stations and underground utilities, the NHAI had written to the agencies concerned over possible relocation before starting construction work in October 2016.

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The NHAI has set a deadline of March 2018 for finishing all construction work.

“We held several rounds of meetings with HVPN officials with regard to (removal of) 66 KV and 220 KV high transmission lines. We are waiting for the HVPN to have these lines removed,” Ashok Sharma, project director (PD), NHAI, said, adding that the 220 KV line has to run underground.

Anil Yadav, executive engineer (EE), HVPN, said, “We hope to get approval in this regard from our headquarters shortly. We will then submit an estimate to the NHAI for doing the needful.”

First Published: Jun 11, 2017 22:55 IST