While addressing a public gathering at Begumpur Khatola on Sunday, Haryana Public Works minister Rao Narbir Singh said soon, Gurgaon will be connected New Delhi by “five major roads”.
Narbir Singh also gave the updates on the under-construction projects such as the Dwarka-Manesar Expressway, road-widening work Gwal Pahari, Southern Peripheral Road, Northern Peripheral Road and a 3 km road connecting Ambiance Mall to MG Road that will be a part of the National Highway.
“Once the Dwarka-Manesar stretch is completed, Gurgaon and New Delhi will be connected by five major roads and these will reduce the load on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, which is currently catering to a major portion of the traffic between the two cities,” Narbir Singh said.
Narbir Singh said a 14 km stretch of the Dwarka Expressway falls in Haryana while 4 km are in New Delhi. It is the 4 km stretch in New Delhi that is holding up the project as it is stuck in litigation. Narbir Singh said he personally visited Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari for a solution, subsequent to which Gadkari declared the road a National Highway and sanctioned the work on the stretch falling in New Delhi.
The PWD minister added that the Haryana government will expand roads near Gwal Pahari, which is located on the cusp of Delhi-Gurgaon-Faridabad, making it a much-taken route for commuters. The expansion work will not only bolster development in the area, but also provide an alternative route to commuters looking to avoid clogged roads.
Speaking about the 3 km Ambiance Mall to MG Road stretch, Narbir Singh said the road will be given the status of a ‘National Highway’. He also said the SPR and NPR will be connected at Narsinghpur soon as work has commenced on the same. Aside from these projects, authorities have also proposed a 4 km road from Ambiance Mall to Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, in New Delhi.