Gurgaon, popularly known as the Millenium City, has progressed rapidly in the past two decades. With its shiny buildings, housing a whole gamut of top MNCs, resulting in a galloping economy, Gurgaon is often portrayed as a symbol of a rising “New India”.
But the residents and commuters of this world class satellite town of the national capital of India, often face a lot of snarls of traffic jams on the National Highway 8, with more traffic diverted into the city, thus jamming the internal roads too. This almost regular scenario of erratic traffic movement is encountered during the morning and evening peak office hours.
To ease the traffic flow on NH 8, as well as on the internal roads of Gurgaon, the Government has come up with plans of developing and constructing many new roads, besides the already developed Northern Periphery Road (NPR) and the Southern Periphery Road (SPR), which will be operational in a very short time.
Presently plans are afoot to construct underpasses at three major bottlenecks of Gurgaon on NH-8 – IFFCO Chowk, Signature Tower Crossing and Rajeev Chowk – besides the work being started for building the much needed flyover at Hero Honda Chowk. Moreover, the widening of Golf Course Road to 16 lanes is another effort for seamless traffic movement in Gurgaon.
The Government is now in the process of implementing two new road projects for further decongestion of this modern city for managed traffic movement.
Firstly, HUDA is planning to construct a Greater Southern Peripheral Road (GSPR) on the outskirts of Gurgaon to facilitate efficient flow of traffic from Delhi to Manesar. This proposed GSPR will begin from Mehrauli in Delhi, cross Gurgaon at Sohna Road, and finally connect with NH-8 near IMT Manesar, resulting in reduced traffic load on the NH-8 section passing through Gurgaon. The construction of this road will also benefit the new sectors developing under the Gurgaon extension plan.
Secondly, NHAI has given nod for construction of a cloverleaf interchange near Kherki Daula toll plaza on NH-8. This cloverleaf will provide perfect traffic flow by connecting Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), NH-8 and the Central Periphery Road (CPR), thus providing connectivity to Dwarka Expressway. Hence traffic will be able to move from SPR to CPR, as well as from NH-8 to CPR, without any hurdles.
As all the above projects start taking shape from next year onward, they will surely provide the much needed respite to residents of Gurgaon, as well as to those crossing this model city, without wasting time on the traffic snarls which are so common today.
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