Three internal roads connecting the Old Delhi-gurgaon Road and the Delhi-gurgaon Expressway through Udyog Vihar will be widened. A total amount of ₹35 crore will be spent on the civic works that will include building a cycle track and footpath for pedestrians, said officials.
An amount of ₹20 crore will be spent on expanding and sprucing up the road connecting the Old Delhi Road and the Airtel office building on the Delhi-gurgaon Expressway. Furthermore, an amount of ₹7.5 crore will be spent on the road that stretches from Hanuman Chowk to Shanker Chowk. Finally, a total of ₹8 crore would be spent on the stretch between Shyam Chowk and the Old Delhi Road.
These roads are crucial for movement of traffic in Udyog Vihar and witness a lot of congestion during peak hours. The work on these three roads will begin in January and shall be completed within the next six months.
At present the road between the Old Delhi Road and the Airtel Office building is 9.5 metres wide, but the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) plans to widen it to 20 metres and turn it into a six-lane road. The road connecting the Old Delhi Road with Shanker Chowk has two lanes, which are 7.4 metres each, but both would be expanded by 2.5 metres.
To improve connectivity between Shyam Chowk and the Old Delhi Road, the authority plans to build two lanes of 9.9 metres each.
A GMDA official said that these roads in Udyog Vihar witness heavy traffic, as large number of office and factory workers use them. “These roads are being expanded to ensure smooth traffic.it will also allow safer commute for workers who need footpaths,” he said.
Source : HT