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4 yrs on, Dwarka eway link is set for a revamp, ET Infra


GURUGRAM: Work on the revamp of the road dividing sectors 102 and 102A started on Saturday. The 1.3km road, which leads to the Dwarka Expressway from new sectors, had been lying in disrepair for almost four years, residents said.

The Rs 11.8 crore project will involve reconstruction of the main carriageway, surface drain and footpaths by Nov this year. The metropolitan authority will also construct slip roads, streetlights at junctions and road safety furniture such as road studs, cat’s eyes and bollards.

Once completed, the road will provide seamless connectivity to Dwarka Expressway. “Upgrade work of the sector 102-102A road has started and we are hoping to complete the project within nine months. The redevelopment of these roads is essential to ensure smooth flow of traffic and provide better commuter experience in new sector areas. It will further bolster their connectivity with Dwarka Expressway and the upcoming Sheetla Mata medical college as well,” a senior GMDA official said.

Meanwhile, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is carrying out the construction of an underpass at Kherki Majra as part of Dwarka Expressway. The underpass, likely to be completed within the next four months, will provide direct access to Hero Honda Chowk from sectors 102A and 102.

Hari Bhagwan, president of Sector 102’s Oyster Grande RWA, said they have been eagerly waiting for the sector road’s revamp.

“I have been living here for the past four years and the road is in a terrible condition with innumerable potholes. Patchwork doesn’t last for long. We have been demanding that authorities take action. We hope for smoother road connectivity,” he added.

“The redevelopment of this road comes at the right time, as NHAI is already carrying out the underpass work, which is likely to be completed soon. This, coupled with the road upgrade, will surely come as a big relief to residents living in the area,” said Sunil Sareen, a resident of Imperial Garden in the same sector.

Moreover, state govt is planning to construct a 9km, six-lane road from the AIIMS Bhadsa to Dwarka Expressway through sectors 102 and 102A. This is a crucial road as it will not only provide a direct link to the speedway, but also provide an alternative route to AIIMS Bhadsa from the city. A senior PWD official said that land acquisition is currently under way.

TOI had last month reported that GMDA is also planning the revamp and strengthening of three other roads in the area, each 1.8km long — those dividing sectors 103 and 106, sectors 102A and 103 and sectors 106 and 109. Work on these stretches is likely to start by Feb end, an official said. The project is being executed at a cost of Rs 40.4 crore and is likely to take nine months to complete. Most of these roads were last constructed by the erstwhile HUDA (now HSVP) in 2014 and were handed over to GMDA in 2018. In June last year, GMDA approved the redevelopment of these roads.

  • Published On Feb 19, 2024 at 08:16 AM IST

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