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Gurgaon: NHAI sets June deadline for Hero Honda Chowk flyover project

As per data procured from the NHAI, 71.54% of the flyover’s construction at Hero Honda Chowk has been completed, at a cost of ₹119.61 crore

gurgaon Updated: Mar 28, 2017 22:41 IST
Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times
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One carriageway of the Hero Honda Chowk flyover, from Manesar to New Delhi, was opened to commuters on Monday.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

With one carriageway for traffic from Manesar to New Delhi opened at the Hero Honda Chowk flyover on Monday, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has now turned its attention to completing the flyover by June.

As per data procured from the NHAI, 71.54% of the flyover’s construction has been completed, at a cost of Rs119.61 crore. Piling (excavation of soil to set up foundation pillars) of 206 sites has been completed, while pier work (mixing cement and concrete) has been completed at 29 of 32 sites. Casting has been completed for 128 out of the total 150 girders.

In addition, construction of a stormwater drain to ensure that rainwater flows into nearby Badshahpur drain has also been 80% completed, according to NHAI officials.

They added that the four-lane carriageway carrying traffic from New Delhi to Manesar is expected to be completed by June 30, a month later than its original May 27 deadline.

Read I Hero Honda Chowk flyover to open by February 2017

However, there is still the issue of a restaurant and liquor shop falling on the route. The Haryana urban development authority (Huda) has not been able to demolish it yet due to pending litigation.

“Huda officials have reassured NHAI that encroachments will be removed in the coming months. In the interim, the service road for traffic heading from Manesar to New Delhi has been barricaded to create space for expanding construction work. Traffic on this route can use the carriageway opened on Monday,” Ashok Sharma, project engineer of NHAI, said.

He added that no blockage or barricading has been initiated on the four-lane service road and traffic heading from New Delhi to Jaipur can continue to use the stretch until the flyover construction is complete.

Once the 1.4-km flyover is completed, work on an underpass at the junction will be given priority, Sharma added.

However, construction of a 1-km underpass (between sectors 10 A and 37) has not begun as the restaurant and a petrol pump fall in the way. The Punjab and Haryana high court is expected to announce a decision on the matter in April.

Once completed, the eight-lane flyover, along with the underpass and existing roads, is expected to significantly decongest the junction that gets heavy traffic from Pataudi, Jaipur, Manesar, New Delhi and parts of northern Gurgaon.

First Published: Mar 28, 2017 22:41 IST