Gurugram: One lane of Hero Honda Chowk flyover opens for motorist

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New Delhi | Published: March 27, 2017 11:34:11 PM

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) today threw open one lane of Hero Honda Chowk flyover here for motorists while saying 80 per cent work on the other side is also complete.

The NHAI has thrown open Jaipur-Delhi side of 1.4-KM flyover for motorists. (PTI)

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) today threw open one lane of Hero Honda Chowk flyover here for motorists while saying 80 per cent work on the other side is also complete. The Hero Honda Chowk on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway is one of the congested portions on the stretch and had hit the headlines last monsoons for a mammoth over 25-hour jam.

The NHAI has thrown open Jaipur-Delhi side of 1.4-KM flyover for motorists. Haryana PWD Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, who inaugurated the flyover lane in the presence of senior NHAI officials, said several road infrastructural and metro projects are likely to be completed this year.

“Our aim is to widen Northern Peripheral Expressway (NPR) and Southern Peripheral Expressway (SPR) up to 16 lanes keeping in mind motorised growth of the city,” he said.
The area around this Chowk is low-lying and hence waterlogging takes place every year.

“The opening of one side of the flyover will make the traffic movement smooth. We have set deadline to complete entire project by May 24, 2017 and it is moving in the right direction,” a senior official of NHAI told PTI.

Meanwhile, a parliamentary panel pulled up NHAI yesterday for failing to raise targeted funding and asked it to meet the goal as soon as possible. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was allowed to raise Rs 59,279 crore through Internal and Extra Budgetary Resources (IEBR) during 2016-17.

“NHAI could raise only Rs 27,831 crore out of Rs 59,279 crore till January 2017 which is far behind target,” a parliamentary panel on Transport chaired by Mukul Roy said in its latest report. The fund was raised through EPFO, bonds from LIC, market bidding and 54 EC capital gain bonds.

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Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture said it was not convinced with the IEBR projections and questioned as to how the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MORTH) would complete projects targeted for next fiscal as there is a huge gap of funding through market resources.

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