Gurugram: Hero Honda chowk to not choke anymore as Delhi-Jaipur flyover set to open soon
January 3, 2017
The construction of the 1.4 km Delhi-Jaipur side of the flyover is in the final stage and only one slab between two pillars is remaining. Motorists may finally breathe easy in February while negotiating the perennially clogged Hero Honda chowk in Gurugram. A flyover being built on the busy intersection is nearing completion on one side with the construction company saying about 90 per cent of the work is done.
“The construction of the 1.4 km Delhi-Jaipur side of the flyover is in the final stage and only one slab between two pillars remaining. It will take around 15 days followed by construction of top layer of the road,” said Madhusudan Rao, AGM of Valecha Engineering Ltd. Heavy rains in July clogged Gurugram’s roads, including the intersection also known as Gurujam chowk, as the traffic standstill drew global attention on collapsing civic infrastructure and lack of coordination among different departments in the national capital region with various political parties in power.
The construction company faced the heat during the gridlock of more than 25 hours due to waterlogging. The district administration asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to complete this project at least from one side in the fastest possible time. The NHAI had awarded the eight lane flyover project (four lanes from each side) to the company in January 2015 with expected cost of Rs 139 crore and construction started in February 2015 with deadline of 30 months. The AGM pointed out that once oneside of the flyover is completed, it will be used as a diversion road for the traffic coming from Jaipur to Delhi. “We have already constructed four lanes from
Delhi to Jaipur and are using it as a diversion road,” he said.