Revamp Underway: Adding Flyovers and Underpasses To Key Roads Between Dwarka Expressway And NH-8
GMDA plans to redevelop two arterial stretches linking NH-8 and Dwarka Expressway to streamline traffic flow. The official also said that a complete preliminary study of the two stretches – IFFCO Chowk to Mahavir Chowk (4.8 km) and Old Railway Road to Dwarka Expressway via Basai (6.1 km). The move will help decongest Old Gurgaon, according to GMDA.
The proposed project is going to include the identification of critical intersections and road segments where lanes have been widening to remove bottlenecks. It is also going to reduce the travel time between the two highways. Moreover, flyovers or underpasses will be planned in areas such as Basai Road, Old Railway Road, and Sukhrali for smooth vehicular movement, said GMDA.
Besides strengthening and widening the two stretches, GMDA also plans to make provision for on-street parking, build footpaths, and set up utilities to prevent unnecessary digging, said the officials. The officials have also conducted a preliminary study, and some critical stretches have been identified that need to be revamped to facilitate the smooth movement of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian. We are now working on the tender process.
Once the project is completed, it will also improve connectivity to Dwarka Expressway from NBH-8 and it will also provide an alternative route to commuters coming from Jhajjar to the city and vice versa. At present, many commuters travel through the Basai flyover towards Hero Honda Chowk.
In fact, the two stretches pass through densely populated areas, including several sectors and unplanned colonies. It will also gain wholesale markets and commercial establishments. When it comes to the wider roads on the other side of the highways, which are more planned, Old Gurgaon has not been able to keep up with the pace of infrastructure development. This is also going to narrow and encroach roads and frequent jams are some common sights here.