New Delhi: The plan to decongest arterial roads in the city is finally taking off with Delhi Development Authority receiving a go-ahead for the construction of three urban extension roads (UER) provided under Master Plan 2021.As part of these UERs,DDA will build two major bypass roads connecting NH-8 and NH-2 to Wazirabad bypass that will facilitate traffic from Gurgaon and Faridabad to zip through the city without hitting the already congested Ring Road.
While the 57.24km-long road from NH-8 to Wazirabad bypass is already under construction as part of UER I,another road will connect NH-2 to Wazirabad bypass as part of UER II. This second road will be 79.12km-long and 100m wide.The plan to build these roads in different phases was approved in the governing body meeting of DDA on Tuesday.Sources said these roads are likely to be completed by 2015.While the first and third UERs will be 80m wide,the second one will be broader at 100m.
Another bypass at Najafgarh was also approved by the governing body to decongest the area and improve connectivity with the villages located there.Rajesh Gehlot,MCD councillor of Najafgarh zone and a non-official member of DDA,said,This bypass is going to be a peripheral road around Najafgarh which will solve the problem of traffic congestion and long jams in the area.The L-G has directed DDA to take up the work on top priority. Gehlot said there are over 100 villages in the Najafgarh area which often remain cutoff from the main city due to jams that last for seven to eight hours.The road will be built from Sai Baba Mandir on Najafgarh Road towards Bijwasan-Chhawla Road.It will be go through Dhansa road,Jharoda Road,Nangloi Road hitting the Najafgarh Road again.
DDA has also approved a scheme to relocate and rehabilitate people dislodged due to the construction of UERs.According to DDA,those whose shops,residence,workshops or industrial units get affected and they have to yield space for the project will be eligible for allotment of EWS,LIG or MIG flats or plots depending on the area they have to give up. Source>>>