GMDA plans to redevelop two arterial stretches connecting NH-8 and Dwarka Expressway to streamline traffic flow. The project includes widening lanes, adding flyovers or underpasses, and building footpaths. Once complete, it will improve connectivity and provide an alternative route for commuters.
GMDA is planning to redevelop two arterial stretches that together link NH-8 and Dwarka Expressway to streamline traffic flow. Officials said they have completed a preliminary study on the two stretches — IFFCO Chowk to Mahavir Chowk (4.8km), and Old Railway Road to Dwarka Expressway via Basai (6.1km). The move will help decongest Old Gurgaon, according to GMDA.
The proposed project will 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.
Besides strengthening and widening the two stretches, GMDA also plans to make provisions of on-street parking, build footpaths, and set up utility ducts to prevent unnecessary digging. Officials said they are finalising the project details and will float a tender after it gets approved.
“We have conducted a preliminary study. Some critical stretches have been identified which need to be revamped to facilitate the smooth movement of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian. We are now working on finalising the project details and once approved, we will initiate the tender process,” a senior GMDA official said.
Once the project is complete, it will improve connectivity to Dwarka Expressway from NH-8, and also provide an alternative route to commuters coming from Jhajjar to the city and vice versa. At present, most commuters travel through the Basai flyover towards Hero Honda Chowk.
The two stretches pass through densely populated areas which include several sectors and unplanned colonies, along with wholesale markets and commercial establishments. Contrary to the wider roads on the other side of the highway, which are more planned, Old Gurgaon has not been able to keep up with the pace of infrastructure development. Narrow and encroached roads and frequent traffic jams are a common sight here.
Source : TOI