Major infra projects of SPR & NPR in Haryana get a leg-up, lucky draw for oustees soon
GURGAON: Two major infrastructure projects — Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) and Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) — that have been stalled for more than seven years are all set to hit the fast lane as Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has managed to settle rehabilitation woes of residents whose houses are coming in the way of these two roads. For allotment of alternative plots to the oustees of SPR, the urban development authority will conduct a draw of lots on August 16, while it will hold a draw of lots on August 24 to give alternative plots to the NPR project-hit residents.
More than 560 houses at New Palam Vihar, Tekchand Nagar, Chauma and Khedki Daula along NPR, also known as Dwarka expressway, and nearly 40 houses at Rambir Ki Dhani along SPR will have to be demolished to finish these projects, sources said.
Large parts of these roads have been constructed, and work is remaining mostly in the above mentioned areas owing to delay in rehabilitation of oustees. Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav said the development body had acquired land in Sector 110A to rehabilitate oustees, but owing to several litigations filed by residents, the project has been delayed. Now, finally Huda has managed to get that land.
The construction of a three-km stretch of the 16km-long SPR, which will be linked with National Highway-8 via Sohna Road, has been stalled owing to delay in allotment of alternative plots to land owners in Fazilpur-Jharsa village.
As many as 40 buildings, including homes and shops, in this area need to be razed to make way for the road. "A draw of lots for oustees of SPR will take place on August 16 as we need the land (of oustees) immediately for construction of sewerage, drainage and water line," said Yadav.
By clearing obstacles from these areas, Huda will also be able to build water supply lines to Sectors 68-80, where water has been supplied with the help of tankers as the authority had failed to get nod to lay a pipeline through Fazilpur.
Similarly, in the case of NPR, which is popularly known as Dwarka Expressway, work on the 14.33-km stretch of the total 18-km road has been completed. The expressway starts from Dwarka in Delhi and ends at Kherki Daula in Gurgaon. Of the 560 oustees of NPR, around 110 have already been allotted alternative plots in the first draw of lots on July 31, while the remaining oustees will be given alternative plots on the draw of lots on August 24.
The SPR starts from the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road near Ghata and merges with NH-8 near Kherki Daula. Similarly, NPR starts from Dwarka and ends near Kherki Dhaula. "The completion of both the roads will help the city reduce traffic load in Gurgaon and the section of NH-8 passing through the city," Yadav said.
The development is also expected to benefit the realty sector in Gurgaon. Vivek Singhal, president (corporate strategy), M3M Group, said speedy completion of NPR and SPR is expected to bring much-needed relief to existing homebuyers and people commuting from Delhi to Gurgaon, as it opens up an alternative link, thus reducing congestion on NH-8. "Also, once the expressway becomes operational, sectors closer to Delhi like 111 and 113, will be within 3-4-km radius of Dwarka Metro station and IGI Airport. It will have a positive impact on realty projects along the stretch, and substantially boost demand for housing and commercial space. Increased demand is also expected to drive prices up in sectors on the expressway near the national capital," Singhal said.