The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has asked the contractor to complete two flyovers—one at Basai Chowk and another (railway overbridge) on the Rewari Delhi railway line near Dhankot—by August 31, 2020.
The GMDA issued instructions to its contractor on Friday in this regard.
The tender was allotted to the contractor in April 2018, with an 18-month deadline to complete the widening of the road from Umang Bharadwaj Chowk, near Sector 10A, to the railway track where the railway overbridge (ROB) has been proposed near Dhankot.
“Shifting utilities such as sewer, water, electricity, etc., as well as trees, took several months and that delayed the project. Now, 90% of the requisite shifting has taken place and the alignment is almost free from encumbrances. We have set a new deadline of August 31, 2020,” Pradeep Atri, GMDA superintending engineer, said.
At Basai Chowk, four roads converge, making this junction a traffic bottleneck. “People coming from Hero Honda Chowk, who want to go towards sectors 101, 102, 104 on the Dwarka Expressway, can take the flyover at Basai Chowk and the ROB near Dhankot. Currently, the commuters struggle through the traffic on the Hero Honda Chowk to Basai Road route to reach Dwarka Expressway and the chaotic traffic at Basai Chowk leads to a waste of time and fuel. The two flyovers will decongest Basai Chowk and the existing Basai ROB as well, which is the only short way to reach Dwarka Expressway from the main city,” Atri said.
The road will bring relief to thousands of commuters as it will connect NH-48 and Dwarka Expressway, providing a new route for traffic, officials said. From Basai Chowk, one road goes straight to the Dwarka Expressway via the existing Basai ROB near the Basai water treatment plant in Sector 100. Another road leads to Sector 9A from Basai Chowk, which, after 300 metres further turns toward the railway track and ends abruptly due to the absence of a crossover facility. “The proposed ROB will join the Dwarka Expressway via sectors 101 and 104 dividing the road on the other side of the railway track,” the GMDA official said.
On April 15, 2017, Manohar Lal Khattar, chief minister, Haryana, had visited the Umang Bharadwaj Chowk, Basai ROB (existing) and Basai Chowk and directed the GMDA to widen the road from Hero Honda Chowk to Dwarka Expressway from four to six lanes. Accordingly, the GMDA prepared the detailed project report of ₹111 crore.