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Khattar blames poor planning for infrastructure problems of Gurgaon


Blaming poor planning for the infrastructure problems of Gurgaon from traffic to waterlogging, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday promises to improve the infrastructure of the city in a phased manner. For resolving the continuous traffic problem of Gurgaon, the CM stressed on multiples connectivity with Delhi and announced to start work on ambitious underpasses and flyover on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway from September 11.

“Gurgaon has witnessed rapid growth in past decade, but now it has come to a point where it is facing serious infrastructure shortcoming causing several problem from traffic jam to water supply and waterlogging. We cannot undo the previous planning, but improvement and modification can be made to resolve the problems,” said Khattar to media persons in Gurgaon.

Considering traffic and congestion, particularly on NH-8, as major problem for Gurgaon, Khattar said they are working on multiple options to de-congest expressway. “Right now NH-8 is primary connectivity between Delhi and Gurgaon. Our focus is on to make multiple roads to connect Delhi-Gurgaon,” said CM, adding that work on Dwarka Expressway and Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) is in advanced stage, besides they are going to start work on greater SPR, which has got the status of national highway, and road from Vasant Kunj in Delhi to MG Road. With the construction of these roads traffic load on NH-8 will reduce significantly.

“For construction of greater SPR we are talking to NHAI and land acquisition is likely to start soon,” said the CM, adding that vehicles coming from Delhi side can directly go to Manesar without passing through Gurgaon portion of NH-8. It will reduce traffic load on expressway and help in decongesting Gurgaon.

Along with this state government is also expediting the work on Manesar flyover and announces to construct another flyover at Bilaspur chowk on NH-8.

Construction of these two flyovers is expected to reduce congestion on expressway particularly in the stretch, from Hero Honda Chowk to Manesar and Rewari, going towards Jaipur.

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