HUDA to speed up Dwarka expressway work

In order to expedite work on the Dwarka expressway, which is running behind schedule, Huda administrator Anshaj Singh on Wednesday inspected ongoing work from Chouma Village to Kherki Daula and said the urban development agency would speed up the process of allotment of alternative plots to the families affected by the project.

“Some families have already been allotted alternative plots and now we are expediting the process for remaining families,” Singh said.

“We want to complete construction of the road in Huda area by March 2016. The under-construction railway over-bridge near Basai crossing is likely to be completed by June,” he said, adding officials have been directed to hold a meeting with the Indian Railways to streamline the work and ensure completion of over-bridge on time.

The expressway was sanctioned in 2007 and was expected to be ready before the 2010 CWG. But in 2008, some 350 out of 500 families living in and around New Palam Vihar, Tek Chand Nagar, Daultabad and Kherki Daula, and affected by the project, had filed petitions in the high court asking for a stay order on the acquisition of their properties, which was granted in 2010.

Huda had subsequently offered to resettle the petitioners in sectors 37C and 110A. The stay order was lifted in July after the petitioners accepted the rehabilitation plan, paving the way for construction of a 2.5km stretch of the road.

The expressway was planned to decongest traffic in Gurgaon by allowing vehicles from Jaipur to skip the expressway and head towards Dwarka and IGI Airport. NPR will be the third link road connecting Delhi and Gurgaon.

Source: ETRealty.Com

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