NHAI comes up with a proposal to decongest NCR

NHAI comes up with a proposal to decongest NCR

As part of the Centre efforts to decongest national capital region by building link roads, flyovers and underpasses, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has come up with a detailed proposal and sought experts comments on it.

The proposal has been uploaded on the NHAI website and the authority has requested architects, town-planners and other citizens to send in their suggestions and comments by April 30.

The authority also created a separate cell to work on decongesting Delhi and the NCR, which comprises 13 districts of Haryana, UP’s 7 and 2 of Rajasthan as well as boats of over 88.50 lakh vehicles.

Worried over increasing pollution level, earlier Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has promised to address the problems in 2 years by decongesting national capital by improving infrastructure to efficient management of traffic and promoting eco-friendly fuel.

In November 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of 3 National Highway projects – Eastern Peripheral Highway (EPH), Western Peripheral Highway (WPH) and eight-laning of NH between Mukarba Chowk in Delhi and Panipat in Haryana. Once these projects complete a large number of vehicles, which come from southern side of the national capital, can go to the neighbouring states without entering Delhi.

The NHAI proposes to connect Azadpur to Sonipat, Kashmiri Gate to Baghpat, Nizamuddin Bridge to Dasna, Lajpat Nagar to Kherli Kankar in Haryana and Bhikaji Cama Place to NBRC Gate on NH-8 in Haryana among others for radial connectivity of Outer Ring Road to EPE and WPE.

It also proposed to decongest the settlement areas through elevated corridor or by rerouting the networks by a green field alignment.

Apart from this, NHAI says that new links to NH-8 will further decongest Delhi-Gurgaon road, Palam area, Aya Nagar, Vasant Kunj and MG (Mehrauli-Gurgaon) Road.

In order to decongest NH-8/Gurgaon, NHAI proposes a links to connect Vasant Kunj to Aya Nagar on Gurgaon-Mehrauli road (NH-236), Sikandarpur/Guru Dronacharya Metro station to NSG Gate on NH-8, among others.

To decongest the Delhi-Gurgaon section of the NH-8, NHAI proposed construction of flyover and underpass at Hero Honda Chowk on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway as well as constructing of underpasses, overpasses etc. for improvement of 3 junctions at IFFCO Chowk, Signature Chowk and Rajiv Chowk.

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