No flyovers, FOBs on 6-lane Sohna Road
The 7-km Sohna Road (also known as the future MG Road), being designed with the help of Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), will be upgraded to a 6-lane road.india Updated: May 25, 2011 01:37 IST
The 7-km Sohna Road (also known as the future MG Road), being designed with the help of Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), will be upgraded to a 6-lane road.
The road being developed as per the specifications of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will not have flyovers, foot-over bridges (FOBs) or subways, despite heavy movement on both the sides.
Instead, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) will ensure zebra crossings on various intersections, erect iron fencing on the median of the road as well as between the main carriageway and service lane.
This fast stretch between Rajiv Chowk (on Gurgaon Expressway) and Badshahpur will cut across the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), on which many high-rise residential and commercial structures are coming up.
Mahesh Bansal of Green Ville, Sohna Road, said both sides of this road have dense population. Besides, they house residential buildings, malls, multiplexes and market places. “This is a fast stretch with heavy vehicular movement on both the sides. Trucks and dumpers loaded with construction materials like boulders are the most dangerous. Many a times, pedestrians have been run over by these speeding vehicles. We need subways or foot-over bridges. We can’t walk long to use zebra crossings,” he added.
Defending its stance, Huda administrator Nitin K Yadav said no developed city road across the world has had crossover options like flyovers, foot-over bridges or subways. “Residents use zebra crossings. Each intersection on Sohna Road will have zebra crossings, with traffic signals.” Huda has paid R13 lakh to the CRRI for suggesting design for the road.
However, the contractor of SPR will construct a flyover or interchange at the intersection of Sohna Road, but this will primarily be used by vehicles.