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NHAI says no to separate DPR for cloverleaf

Huda urgently awaits the cloverleaf road to enhance the city’s traffic network

gurgaon Updated: Jun 12, 2017 23:05 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
The cloverleaf is supposed to link Northern Peripheral Road and Southern Peripheral Road.(Parveen Kumar/HT File)

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said it will not create a separate detailed project report (DPR) for the cloverleaf proposed to be constructed on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway near the Kherki Daula toll plaza.

The cloverleaf is to link the southern and northern peripheral roads (SPR and NPR) and ease traffic movement on both sides of the expressway and across the district.

The Haryana urban development authority (Huda) had written to the NHAI in this regard a couple of weeks ago.

AK Sharma, project director, NHAI Gurgaon, said, “We have forwarded Huda’s letter to the NHAI headquarters. The NHAI has appointed a consultant to prepare DPR of the entire Dwarka expressway (NPR), including the cloverleaf. The consultant is likely to submit it by June-end. We think a separate DPR for the cloverleaf is difficult.”

“The DPR is at an advanced stage already and we doubt the headquarters will approve a separate DPR for the cloverleaf,” he added.

Huda urgently wants the cloverleaf in order to enhance the city’s traffic network by connecting SPR and NPR.

“The Haryana government wants the NHAI to construct the cloverleaf first. Huda wrote the letter after it came to know that the DPR for the whole project would take a lot of time and thus construction would be delayed further. Huda is worried about the city’s traffic and wants a permanent solution. There is no harm if the NHAI starts cloverleaf construction at the earliest,” said Yashpal Yadav, Huda administrator.

Once the cloverleaf is complete, traffic coming from Manesar and Jaipur will be able to reach Faridabad directly via the SPR.

During his visit to the city on April 15, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had told Huda and NHAI officials to work in coordination to decongest traffic at Hero Honda Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Signature Tower and Iffco Chowk. He had also had also inspected the SPR and NPR to review their progress.

“In the absence of a cloverleaf, Huda’s purpose of decongesting traffic by adding a lifeline to the city’s road network will stand defeated. Presently, if we take the SPR to reach Badshahpur from Pataudi, we go left for two km on the NH-8 before taking a further U-turn at Kherki Daula and then reach Hero Honda Chowk. The cloverleaf would reduce the journey by at least 9 km,” said Rambir Singh, a Badshahpur resident.

First Published: Jun 12, 2017 23:05 IST