NCR Board proposes three new routes to connect Delhi and Gurgaon
Showing that the car-free day is not the only initiative taken up by the Gurgaon authorities to fight traffic issues in the city, the NCR board has put forward an initiative for the construction of three alternative routes between Gurgaon and Delhi to de-congest traffic on National Highway 8.
In order to provide better connectivity between Delhi and Gurgaon, the Haryana government plans to carry out a feasible survey to find three alternative routes which will connect the two cities.
“I have has asked the Gurgaon senior town planner to carry out a feasibility study to connect Nelson Mandela Marg in Delhi to Gurgaon, with an alternative access via MG Road”, P Raghavendra Rao, the additional Chief Secretary of the Haryana department of town and country planning (DTCP) said.
“Once the feasibility report is submitted to the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB), a meeting will be called, either at the chief secretary level or with the secretary of the Union ministry of Urban Development, with both the state governments on board,” Rao added.
According to the proposed plans, one of the routes will have MG road connected to NH8 via Ambience Mall Road. DTCP officials revealed that it would pass via the outer boundary of DLF’s colonies in Sectors 24 and 25, and meet MG Road near Arjangarh. The estimated length of the proposed corridor is 7 km with 1.5 km in Delhi.
However, the discussions of having a route connecting Vasant Kunj and DLF-III have been going on for over a decade now but nothing concrete has been done by the HUDA, DTCP, DDA and the Delhi government.