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Challenges galore in 11-km Sohna elevated flyover

Challenges galore in 11-km Sohna elevated flyover

Gurugram: Despite providing a deadline of completion of the eleven-kilometre long elevated flyover, various challenges plague the project.

The difficulties have instead caused the work at the project yet not started. Among the key problems that are faced by the administration is the removal of over 240 houses that come in the way and over 10,000 trees that have to be cut for the construction of the road.

It is important to note that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has already stated that it now wants the administration to get rid of all the hurdles before it can undertake the project. The process of major road projects getting stalled thus resulting in major cost escalation is not new in Gurugram. If completed on time, it could have proved to be another feather in the cap of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Haryana Government. Contrary to the expectations, a host of challenges is resulting in various problems not only for the Government agencies but also for lakhs for commuter on the MG road.

Incomplete construction and the huge amount of water collected inside it after the heavy monsoon showers have resulted in weakening of the structure of the underpass. Even as the Government offered the alternative site to the owner, the offer was refused. At present, there is a stay order by the Punjab and Haryana High Court that has stopped the construction of the underpass.

The similar problem has been faced in the works of Dwarka expressway where even after eleven years, the works have not started. However, in what can prove to be major relief, the NHAI has got control to start the work on the ten-kilometre stretch. As NHAI is expected to take over the reins of developing Dwarka expressway, residents are also demanding that the Kherki Dhaul toll should be removed and better streamline connectivity should be developed for Dwarka Expressway.

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