GURUGRAM: The National Highways Authority of India () has submitted its proposal for the alignment of Phase 1 of the Greater Southern Peripheral Road (), also known as Gurugram-Manesar Expressway, which will be developed in phases. The alignment has been submitted to GMDA for its approval. Phase 1 will connect NH-8, and road.
NHAI’s alignment will originate from NH-8 near Dhanchiri Camp, traverse east along the boundary wall of Rajokri Air Force station, then turn south to meet Mehrauli-Gurugram (MG) Road. According to NHAI, “In its first 700m, the road will pass from Dhanchiri Camp in Dundahera village to Rajokri in Delhi, after which it will head towards Nathupur village in Gurugram, before crossing MG Road and traversing through the Aravalis to terminate at Faridabad road near the Silver Oaks intersection. The total length of the alignment is 7.2km, of which 2.2km will pass through Delhi, and 5km in Haryana. The alignment will also have an interchange with the proposed extension of Delhi’s Nelson Mandela Marg, which will connect with GSPR at Rangpuri bypass.”
NHAI had held detailed consultations with GMDA officials while preparing the alignment. “The alignment has been agreed in-principle. GMDA had observed that at the location where the road enters Haryana after crossing Rajokri, it passes through privately owned land parcels, whose owners are already locked in dispute with the Haryana forest department. GMDA has recommended the alignment be shifted further to the east along the Delhi-Haryana border, so that maximum land used is government-owned, and private land utilisation is minimised,” said a senior NHAI official.
The alignment for Phase 1 was updated following GMDA’s suggestion. “As per GMDA’s recommendation, the route was realigned through Nathupur, avoiding private land parcels and using government land to the maximum extent possible,” the official said.
The route of the new alignment remains unchanged while traversing through Dundahera and Dhanchiri Camp along the boundary wall of Rajokri Air Force station. “The stretch of the alignment passing through Rajokri is largely unaffected. Only the position of the interchange with the proposed extension of Nelson Mandela Marg had to be shifted. Further, it extends from MG Road to connect Faridabad road, crossing MG Road via an underpass, due to the presence of metro along MG Road. Also, the proposed section between Faridabad road and MG Road passes through Haryana forest land,” he added.
The expressway, which is eventually expected to share the burden of Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, will be important due to its route. It’s expected to benefit industries in Manesar.
Surinder Singh, director of GLS Group, whose factory is in Manesar, said, “GSPR will help people reach Manesar from Gurugram easily and reduce traffic load on a section of NH-8 in Gurugram. It will address woes of industrialists, who have been complaining of poor connectivity between Manesar and Gurugram for long.”
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