Projects on Delhi-Gurugram expressway reviewed

Gurugram, March 4 (IANS) Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Hardeep Singh on Saturday had a meeting with National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) officials and inspected the progress of its ongoing projects on the Delhi-Gurugram expressway.

Singh expressed satisfaction over the progress of work and assured NHAI of help by coordinating with officers of other departments of the Haryana government.

During the inspection, Hardeep Singh was accompanied by Technical Manager of NHAI P.K. Kaushik and representatives from contractor Dawar Construction Company.

It was announced in the meeting that construction on one side of the Hero Honda Chowk flyover is likely to be completed by March 31 after which it will be opened for traffic.

The Delhi-Jaipur side of the much awaited flyover at the busy crossing on the Delhi-Gurugram expressway is likely to open in the beginning of April this year, reducing traffic on the existing expressway.

The 1.4-km long flyover is being constructed as part of a three-layer crossing — flyover, underpass and existing roads — at Hero Honda Chowk. Work on construction of the underpass is also on fast track.

About the improvement of 3 junctions on the Delhi-Jaipur expressway, namely IFFCO Chowk, Signature Tower Chowk and Rajiv Chowk, it was said that in the last 2 months about 12 per cent work has been completed.

The total cost of this project is Rs 1,005 crore and its likely date of completion is March 2019 but the NHAI expects it to be completed before the end of 2018.

It was also announced that at IFFCO Chowk, two loops would be constructed on both sides, similar to that of Dhaula Kuan junction in Delhi.

A right-turning underpass for the vehicles moving towards Mehrauli from HUDA city centre, a pedestrian subway across NH-8 and MG Road and tracks for non-motorised transport along the service road were also proposed.