GURGAON: Real estate giant DLF and the Haryana Urban Development Authority ( HUDA) on Thursday announced the commencement of work on the 8.3-km, 16-lane signal-free road being built at a cost of Rs 550 crore in the city.
Though it’s slated to be completed in three years, inside sources said it would be completed within two years.
The road would be developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model with the basic objective of creating a sustainable infrastructure facility extending from the NH-8 toll plaza to Sector 55 ‘ 56.
The toll-free road will provide commuters with an uninterrupted drive all along the stretch including DLF Phase I, II, IV and V, Belvedere Park and Belvedere Tower, Sectors 55, 56, 58, 59, 60 and 61.
AECOM, an international consultant, has developed the concept to upgrade this arterial road to international standards.
“The contract for the project execution has been awarded to IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Ltd while Parson Brinckeroff is the project Management consultant. “DLF recognizes the need to address the significant challenges of providing an optimum solution to the traffic movement based on present and projected traffic demand in future. By reducing the travel time drastically, this initiative will provide 1.5 million residents and commuters from outside Gurgaon who work in the city’s offices, a hassle-free commute to their destination,” said a DLF spokesperson.
The road would be built with technologies to ensure that it remains pothole-free and smooth. This will enable uniform utilization of the 78-metre right of way from Gateway Tower till the Sector 55/56 crossing and is designed to accommodate higher traffic volume that also takes into account traffic growth in the future.
This road will integrate with the Rapid Metro system proposed in Phase II and is proposed to cater to the future Rapid Metro line from Sikanderpur till the end of sector road.
The corridor will also be signal free providing free movement to commuters on either side and will feature six underpasses that will also reduce noise pollution.
There is also a dedicated corridor for Sector 25 to sectors 55 and 56 which will mitigate traffic conflict and thereby enable smooth flow of main traffic.