The Expressway Connecting Dwarka And Manesar Is Now Open for Travel
The relief of thousands of commuters in new sectors, GMDA has finally constructed a 120m stretch on the Rampura-Pataudi road. This portion of the main carriageway near Dadi Sati Chowk was unable to be constructed.
Dadi Sati Chowk is another crucial intersection with heavy traffic all day as it links Manesar to Dwarka Expressway and NH-8 to Pataudi Road.
According to GMDA officials, the building portion, the authority has also carried out bituminous work on the main carriageway and constructed two roads towards sectors 85 and 86. It is still on hold due to some pending litigation in another case. Moreover, several eateries, automobile repair shops, and nurseries are also operating on the land parcel.
Due to some delay in the acquisition of land, work on this 120-meter patch on the main carriageway was held up. After the matter was resolved on HSVP, it took no time to construct this portion of the road along with two slip roads. It is completed within two days. It will also ensure a smooth ride for commuters and ease traffic movement near the Dadi Sati Chowk roundabout, said a GMDA official. A stay from a court on the petition of an individual who wants land on both sides of the street has hindered the construction of the two other slip roads.
Most of the pending cases have also been resolved and around six points are yet to be cleared, said the officials. Last month, TOI also reported that the chowk witnesses frequent traffic snarls due to the delay in construction.
The residents have also welcomed this development, saying that it was long overdue. It is also a huge relief for commuters as it would force them to drive slowly on this unpaved road. It also caused traffic snarls daily at peak hours. But GMDA should also complete the remaining patches, especially near Bestech Ananda, said Kumar Ashok, president of Bestech Grand Spa RWA.
The construction of a paved road linking Baur Reservoir in Gularbhoj town to Tilbury Barrier in Udham Singh Nagar district, which is also part of the government’s tourism plan for the area, has also been delayed. The irrigation department has also submitted four files for road construction, but progress has also been slow. This absence of proper road infrastructure has inconvenienced tourists and locals, which has a longer route.
The project’s budget has also increased to rs 21.5 crore, and the hope of construction will soon begin. Moreover, the authority is inviting bids for desilting sewer lines in another section. The project aims to address recurring issues of sewage overflow and improve the drainage system in the area.
The non-functional streetlight on a potholed road in Pune poses a danger to motorists and pedestrians after darkness due to streetlight failure. People have expressed their concerns about the lack of regular maintenance and repairs of streetlights. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has instructed teams to take up repairs, and a review will be conducted to address the frequent faults. The Civic activists are also urging the PMC to provide transparency regarding the expenses incurred on streetlight maintenance, repair, and installation.