Travelling between Gurgaon and Alwar in Rajasthan via Nuh in Mewat on Sohna Road is set to become smooth as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is mulling to revise an old plan of constructing a 5.5-km elevated corridor and extending it to 16.5 km.
The road from Rajiv Chowk to Sohna, popularly known as Sohna Road, is now National Highway 248 and it extends till Alwar in Rajasthan.
“The detailed project report (DPR) on the 5.5-km road was almost ready as work on it was underway for the last six months. Now, the NHAI is thinking of extending the elevated corridor plan to 16.5 km but a final decision is yet to be taken,” an NHAI official said. The entire project, including construction of the elevated road and road widening till Alwar, would roughly cost Rs 1100 crore, the official said.
The official said land would be acquired for the entire project from 54 villages between Gurgaon and Alwar districts.
Currently, commuters travelling from Delhi and wanting to go to Nuh and Alwar turn left at Rajiv Chowk on NH-8 and struggle to make their way through the congestion on Sohna Road via Subhash Chowk, Badshahpur, Bhondsi, Nuh and further.
The NHAI, as soon as it took over the road from the public works department (PWD) in 2015, had planned the construction of an elevated corridor along Badshahpur and Bhondsi villages that are outside Gurgaon’s urban areas.
The traffic movement on Sohna Road increased manifold over the years and hence the Haryana Urban Development Authority transferred it to the PWD in 2012. Later, NHAI took over the road.
However, the flyover at Subhash Chowk for vehicles from Huda City Centre to Hero Honda Chowk cutting across Sohna would cause inconvenience to the highways authority during the construction of the elevated corridor.
Ramesh Singh of Badshahpur said, “The elevated corridor would bring relief to local residents and it should come at earliest as Sohna Road has become accident prone after it was declared a national highway. The volume of traffic has also increased manifold.”