The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) approved a number of projects in its first meeting held under the chairmanship of CM Manohar Lal Khattar at the newly built PWD rest house in Gurgaon on Monday.

The meeting continued for three hours during which a number of presentations were made related to different projects.

To augment the traffic infrastructure in the city, the GMDA has approved the construction of a flyover on Basai road and a railway overbridge (ROB) on Delhi-Rewari Railway line. A six-lane road — from Umang Bhardwaj chowk to Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) — with be upgraded with a two-lane service road on either side. All these works will cost an estimated Rs 110.99 crore.

The authority also approved the construction of a four-lane flyover with the provision of Metro Rail and a four-lane underpass at Atul Kataria Chowk (Old Delhi Road) at an estimated cost of Rs 81.38 crore.

“All these projects have been approved and contracts would be given within the next three months. These projects will go a long way in improving road infrastructure and reducing traffic jams,” Khattar said.

Replying to a question, the CM said the issue of jams at Sirhaul due to the toll collection by the Delhi municipal corporation would also be taken up with the National Highways Authority of India and the authorities concerned. “This issue will be resolved at the earliest,” Khattar said.

Apart from all these, the chief minister said around Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 12, 000 crore has to be paid by the developers as external development charges.

 Khattar also said but it was not right to allege that the revenue earned from Gurgaon was not being spent in the city itself. “The past governments may not have done this, but we have ensured that the development in city is balanced with the revenue generated by it,” he said.

Apart from these major infrastructure projects, the authority also approved the work for reducing jams at Huda City Centre Metro station and the setting up of an asto turf at Tau Devi Lal stadium.

GMDA CEO V Umashankar at the meeting said that the contract for Umang Bhardwaj project will be allotted by August 15 and the contract for Atul Kataria Chowk project will be allotted by May 1.

Work is also on to identify bus routes and setting up bus depots at nine locations in the city.

The GMDA office will be paperless and every document of the authority will be put online and under the e-file system that can accessed from anywhere.

The GMDA is also working on setting up a GIS portal which has 150 layers and the data is being collated to make it more usable so that a unified infrastructure can be created.


Source – Hindustan Times dated 01-02-2018