The national highway authorities are all set to start the construction of the underpasses on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.
The highway authorities are all set to start the construction of the underpasses on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. The project, with a budget of Rs 1,005 crore, is scheduled to be completed by March 2019. It will provide three underpasses — at Rajeev Chowk, Iffco Chowk and Signature Tower on the expressway. The aim is to reduce travelling time and swift intracity movement between different sectors in the city.
The foundation stone of the mega-project will be laid down by Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari and Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will build three underpasses of two to three lanes and four flyovers of two to four lanes to provide signal-free movement of traffic. TOI has access to the technical report of the project, which shows that the project will also have half a dozen footover-bridges along with staircases and escalators on the highway for pedestrians. The subways will be built with ramps for people with disablities.
Separate tracks for non-motorised transport will be provided along with the service lane and underpass lane as part of the road safety feature. The pedestrians will have a footpath and dedicated tracks, something which is amiss on most Gurgaon roads at present.
The city that recently suffered Gurujam July end, will see its drainage system redesigned for the entire stretch between Iffco Chowk and Rajeev Chowk.