Upgrade Underway: Revamping Key Roads Linking Dwarka Expressway and NH-8 With Flyovers and Underpasses
GMDA is planning to redevelop two arterial stretches that together link NH-8 and Dwarka Expressway to streamline traffic flow. Officials said that they have also completed a preliminary study on 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 is going to help decongest Old Gurgaon, according to GMDA.
The proposed project will also include the identification of critical intersections and road segments where lanes will be widened to remove bottlenecks and reduce 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, GMDA said.
Apart from strengthening and widening the two stretches, GMDA also plans to make provisions for on-street parking, and build footprints. And set up a utility to prevent unnecessary digging. Officials also said they are finalizing the project details and will file a tender after it gets approved.
A senior GMDA official said that they have conducted a preliminary survey. Some critical stretches have also been identified that need to be revamped to facilitate the smooth movement of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian. They are also working on finalizing the project details and once approved, it will also initiate the tender process.
Once the project is complete, it will also improve connectivity to Dwarka Expressway from NH-8 and it will also provide an alternative route to commuters coming from Jhajjar to the city and vice versa. At present, many commuters are going to travel through the Basai flyover towards the Hero Honda Chowk.
The two stretches are going to pass through densely populated areas that include several sectors and unplanned colonies, along with the wholesale market and commercial establishment. Contrary to the wider roads on the other side of the highway are mostly planned. Old Gurugram has not been able to keep up with the pace of infrastructure development. Narrowing and encroached roads and frequent traffic jams are common sights here.