Minister for public works, forest and civil aviation, Rao Narbir Singh, on Monday said work on construction of 5km elevated highway between Badshapur and Subhash Chowk on Sohna road, will start on September 21, and will be completed before the next assembly elections.
He said once it’s built, commute from Rajiv Chowk to Badshapur will only take 8-10 minutes, and to Sohna 18-20 minutes, adding this will considerably reduce traffic jams at Subhash Chowk and Badshapur. He said, “Both Dwarka expressway and KMP expressway will be ready soon, after which commute within and to Gurgaon will change.”
NHAI has proposed building a three-lane service road to expand the Badshapur corridor. “As part of this project, three bus shelters have been proposed at Islampur, Badshapur, Dhumsapur, Bhondsi, Ghamroj and Alipur,” said an NHAI official, adding land measuring 0.17 hectare will have to be acquired for this. Three foot over-bridges, and an underpass at Subhash Chowk, are also planned. The estimated cost is pegged at Rs 898 crore.
NHAI had planned the elevated corridor along Badshapur and Bhondsi, which are villages outside Gurgaon’s urban areas, as soon as it had taken over the road from PWD in 2015. “Work has been awarded and will start soon,” said Ashok Sharma, project director, NHAI Gurgaon.
Source : TOI