Locals up in arms over new NPR link

Change in alignment of a link road will cut through heavily-populated Sector 110A, displace families.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2011 00:35 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times

Residents of Sector 110-A in the city are on the edge these days with the recent announcement of a change in alignment of a link road connecting the Old Delhi Road in Palam Vihar and the proposed Northern Peripheral Road (NPR).

The new alignment of the link road cuts across a densely populated residential part of the sector and is bound to displace several families if executed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

The new route, approximately one-kilometre long, will divide Sector 110-A and 111 and begin from the railway crossing near Palam Vihar to the T-point at NPR. The changed alignment, as per Master Plan 2025, has become a major cause of worry for residents as the link road has been shifted nearly 50 metres ahead of its original position as given in the 2021 Master Plan.

“The sudden shifting will affect several families and has been done under the influence of big builders of the area,” said a resident.

Local resident welfare associations have sought the intervention of Huda administrator Praveen Kumar in the matter and have asked him to visit the area and check the feasibility of the new plan.

In the last three months, residents have submitted two memorandums to Huda but to no avail. “I have been wrongly advised by my subordinates and I am going to take strong action against those responsible for this wrong planning,” said Kumar, adding that he has issued instructions to the town planner to look into the matter and report to him.

First Published: Dec 21, 2011 00:33 IST