Much like the Dwarka Expressway, the development of a planned four-lane highway at the teeming Gurugram-Sohna Road will also take three more years. The 92-km road connecting Rajeev Chowk at NH 8 to the Rajasthan border in Alwar district has recently achieved national highway status. But problems came to the fore during the 25-hour gridlock on Thursday and Friday, particularly at the stretch between Rajeev Chowk and Badshahpur.
“We took charge of the Gurugram-Alwar road last week and soon hired a consultant company to check feasibility to develop a four-lane highway,” said Ashok Kumar Sharma, project director, NHAI. The NH 248 is highly congested, especially between Gurugram and Badshahpur, owing to a faulty design from the Haryana PWD, MCG and HUDA.
Experts cite the flyover at Subhash Chowk as a key example of the flawed policies of the government and civic agencies that had passed the design of the structure from Huda City Centre Road to Hero Honda Chowk in spite of the Rajeev Chowk to Badshahpur stretch on NH 248. Compared to the previous road, the NH 248 has about 100 times more vehicular traffic due to a large number of IT companies, business houses and upscale residential complexes in the neighbourhood.
“The consultant company will check the feasibility of an underpass at Subhash Chowk on NH 248. Besides that, it will also look for possibilities of elevated corridors at highly congested places such as Badshahpur, Sohna town, Nuh and Ferojpur Zirka,” Sharma said.
He added that company will submit its feasibility report in three months and like the other NHAI project, it is also expected to be complete in three years. The NH 248 starts from Rajeev Chowk situated on NH8 and has four lanes till Nuh, the headquarters of Mewat district. The road further towards Ferojpur Zirka and touching Alwar border still has just two lanes. Denzel Perryman Womens Jersey