Huda has finally begun road-widening work near Iffco Chowk

Photo: Akash Mishra
Posted: Jul 29, 2017

City Spidey has scored yet again! About a month after we reported how frustrated residents of Sector 17 and 18, Gurgaon, were by Huda’s reckless cutting down of trees to widen roads but none of the work actually happening, officials have finally rolled up their socks.

To reduce congestion, Huda plans to upgrade the 2.2-km stretch between Iffco Chowk and Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road to a four-lane road with footpaths, a central verge and 70 streetlights. The project is estimated to cost Huda about Rs 5.9 crore.

This dividing stretch between sectors 17 and 18 is one of the busiest in the city, and often witnesses nasty traffic snarls. To make matters worse, Huda had cut down almost 70 full-grown trees citing road expansion, but nothing had happened.

Commuters on this stretch and residents of Iffco Colony, Sector 17 B, Palam Vihar, Sector 5 and Udyog Vihar were stuck in traffic jams on this road connecting to NH 8 for almost 30 minutes every day. “Now,” says Huda administrator Yash Pal Yadav, “commuters should be able to cover this stretch in less than 15 minutes.”

"We are hoping to complete the work in the next two months," he adds.

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