Bridging the gap in development between Old and New Gurugram , which occupy the two sides of NH-48, was the talk of the event held on the Basai flyover on Saturday morning where the facility, along with the underpass at Mahavir Chowk, was inaugurated.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar was in the city to inaugurate the 820m flyover at Basai Chowk and the 318m-long underpass at Mahavir Chowk. At the event, Khattar handed the scissors to two workers involved in the construction, who then cut the ribbon on his behalf. This is the second time the CM made construction workers inaugurate a project — the ribbon of the underpass at Huda City Centre had also been cut similarly in April this year.
The event on Saturday morning was attended by around 100 people, which included residents from sectors 9, 9A, and Basai village, as well as representatives of the Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) of these areas.
Khattar said that the inauguration of the two facilities would “immensely help ease traffic congestion” and provide a “safer and faster commuting experience” at the important city intersections.
“During the tenure of the earlier governments, there was a difference between the development status in Old Gurugram and New Gurugram , which the current government has tried to bridge. Plans have been made and implemented for the old city as well,” Khattar said.
Stating that this focus would continue, he elaborated on several road infrastructure projects planned for the area, as well as the plan for a new metro route that will run via Old Gurugram between Huda City Centre and Cyber City.
Badshahpur MLA Rakesh Daultabad also reiterated this point, giving the metro project the greatest credit for bridging this gap.
Speaking at the event, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Sudhir Rajpal, also said that projects are being undertaken to uplift all parts of Gurugram . So far, he said, the authority has completed over 12 major projects worth Rs 586.4 crore, with almost 39 more projects in the pipeline to be executed at an estimated cost of Rs 3,388 crore.
“We are working towards a cohesive development in all aspects and to resolve old issues faced by the city residents. In this regard, projects are being planned and taken up by GMDA to uplift both parts of Gurugram and eradicate issues of traffic, water supply, drainage, waste disposal etc,” said the CEO.
Source : TOI