Construction work of an underpass along with skywalk at Mahavir Chowk and flyover at Gurudwara road is expected to commence soon as Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is all set to start the construction work.
The development authority has prepared a Detail Project Report (DPR) of the project and also the tender for the project has already been allotted. “The estimated cost of the projects would be around Rs 118 crore, out of which Rs 56 crore will be spent for the underpass along with Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Mahavir Chowk and Rs 62 Crore for a flyover at Gurudwara Road,” said a senior GMDA official.
“Once operational, the flyover, underpass and FOB would bring relief to lakhs of commuters who struggle through unending traffic jams on these stretches which traffic cops find difficult to manage” disclosed the official.
At present Mahavir Chowk and Gurudwara Road are often dogged by traffic problems, with autos parked on the stretch grabbing a lot of road space.
The area near the old civil hospital, bus terminal and Sadar Bazaar sees long traffic snarls every day. Despite actions like creating a dedicated lane for autos and closing existing gaps in the median, the traffic police have not been able to prevent traffic woes.
Similarly, thousands of commuters, who visit the district’s biggest, Vegetable Market and Bus Stand find it difficult to cross the busy Mahavir Chowk and Gurudwara Road.
It may be noted that the GMDA has long been planning to decongest Old Gurugram’s traffic which includes underpasses, foot over bridges and flyovers at several stretches on busy roads.
Apart from this, the development authority has started construction work of a flyover at Atul Kataria Chowk and an underpass will also be built at Kataria Chowk to tackle traffic load on Old Delhi Road. The road will have six lanes from Mahavir Chowk to Palam Vihar curve, after which it will be widened as per available space.
“The flyover, underpass and skywalk would bring relief to tens of lakhs of commuters who struggle through unending traffic jams on these busy stretches which traffic cops find difficult to manage, the official added.