Sohna Road elevated road project to start in a week
In a move to decongest Sohna Road, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will start construction of a 5-km elevated road on the stretch in a week. The elevated road will start from Subhash Chowk on Sohna Road and end near Badshahpur village.
Local traffic, which comprises residential and commercial establishments along Sohna Road, will benefit the most from this elevated road, which will also include three corridors, two underpasses and a flyover.
The project, being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1,255 crore, will also provide alternative connectivity to the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway from NH 48 near Rajiv Chowk.
NHAI has already handed over construction work to a private company, said Dinesh Yadav, NHAI (Gurgaon) general manager.
PWD minister and Badshahpur MLA Rao Narbir Singh said, “The flyover will bring relief to local and long-distance commuters. At Subhash Chowk, where a flyover was constructed by HUDA four years ago, an underpass will now be constructed for seamless connectivity between Rajiv Chowk and Sohna Road.”
Though the tender says work on the corridor and the underpass at Subhash Chowk will be completed within 25 months, Singh says he expects it to be done in only 15 months.
A senior NHAI official said, “There will be two underpasses — one at Subhash Chowk and the other at the T-junction near Vatika Chowk, where the Southern Peripheral Road merges with Sohna Road. Besides, there will be three foot overbridges â€‹in these places too.”
A large number of residential complexes, such as Vatika City, Uniworld Gardens, Nirvana Country, Parsvanath Green Ville and Malibu Towne, are located on Sohna Road, along with commercial establishments such as hotels, restaurants, pubs and several offices.
PWD transferred the road to HUDA in 2012, which then transferred it NHAI in 2016. The road now starts from Rajiv Chowk (NH 48) and leads to Alwar via Sohna and Nuh in Mewat.
“We hope the project will end traffic congestion. NHAI will hopefully complete it on time,” said â€‹Nirlept Singh, â€‹RWA president of Uniworld Gardens 1 on Sohna Road.