IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 11, 2022
In order to decongest the journey from Rajiv Chowk to Sohna in Gurugram, the 6 lane elevated highway constructed on National Highway 248A has been opened on trial basis for traffic today.
Giving the above information through tweets, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Sh. Nitin Gadkari said that the opening of this 25 km long Gurugram-Sohna highway will facilitate the commuters, save their fuel and time.
Sh. Gadkari informed that a 6-lane access control corridor with a total elevated section of 7 km has been developed on this 25 km long Gurugram-Sohna National Highway constructed at a cost of about Rs. 2,000 crore. Three three-lane service roads have been constructed on either side of the highway to facilitate local traffic. In addition, this stretch of highway will also provide connectivity to Delhi and Gurgaon through the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
The construction of the highway was divided into two parts
Giving further information, an official spokesperson said that the project was divided into two parts to complete the construction within the stipulated time frame. Under Project One, the construction work of this 8.94 km project was started on January 1, 2019, starting from Rajiv Chowk to Badshahpur. Three elevated structures were prepared, with a total length of 4.752 km. Along with this entire project, this elevated structure will be the longest elevated road in Gurugram district. Along with this, under Project-1, a third elevated structure of 324 meters length has also been prepared in Badshahpur.
At the same time, on January 30, 2019, the construction work of the part starting from Bhondsi to Sohna was started under Project 2. Two elevated roads of 1.846 km and 1.12 km, a flyover with a length of 1 km and two underpasses have been constructed in the entire stretch of 12.718 km of this project. Along with this, a 750 meter light vehicle underpass has also been built for the movement of small vehicles.
The construction work of this entire project was fixed to be completed in 30 months. But due to the interruptions in the construction work during Corona, its deadline was extended till June 30, 2022.
The spokesperson said that a 24-lane toll plaza has also been constructed in the construction area under Project-2. 12 lanes each have been made on both sides in the toll plaza so that the movement of vehicles can be done at the toll plaza in the shortest possible time.
The travel time will now come down from 60 minutes to 15 to 20 minutes as compared to before the completion of the project.