Gurgaon Peripheral Roads (NPR n SPR) Cleared

No Progress Road: NPR to miss second deadline

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, December 03, 2012

Eight months after it missed its first deadline, the much-hyped Rs. 57 crore Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) project is still struggling to reach the finish line even as the second deadline looms round the corner. The 18-km-long road, also known as Dwarka Expressway, is bound to miss the

December 31 completion deadline — thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

The 150-metre-wide road will connect Dwarka in Delhi and Kherki Daula on NH-8.

Of the 18-km stretch, the bituminous work is complete hardly on eight km area. Moreover, a four-km stretch is entangled in a legal dispute.

"We still have 28 days and we hope to complete at least five km. I have asked the contractor to speed up the work and complete the stretch by end of the month," said Pankaj Kumra, chief engineer, Huda, the custodian authority of the project.

When questioned about the reason for the delay, the chief engineer said, "The contractors are facing law-and-order problems on the NPR, mainly on the portion under litigation. The workers are having difficulty as many houses and establishments have not been removed for the work.”

The delay has shattered the dreams of tens of thousands of buyers and builders whose money is invested in hundreds of projects coming up along the NPR. The project was awarded to JSR Construction Pvt Ltd and Indiabulls Construction Limited on April 1, 2011 and its first deadline was March 31, 2012.


Metro link: Centre asks DMRC for new plan

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, December 08, 2012

The Union minister of urban development on Friday asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to prepare a revised detailed project report within one month for a proposed 12-km high-speed Metro link between Gurgaon and Delhi airport.

"We have been asked to prepare a revised DPR

(detailed project report) for the Iffco Chowk-IGI Airport metro link in 3-4 weeks time and to incorporate the changes in the traffic pattern and ongoing development along the proposed alignment," said Mangu Singh, DMRC chairman and managing director.

The DMRC was told to work out the possibility of integrating the alignment of the under-construction Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), also called Dwarka Expressway. The instructions were issued in a meeting attended by the officials of the Union ministry, DMRC and the Haryana government.

"The ministry has indicated multiple bids would be invited for the proposed project. The DMRC has been told to look for the possibility of integrating the proposed link with the existing Airport Express Metro line," said SS Dhillon, the principal secretary Town & Country Planning and Urban Estates, who was representing the Haryana government in the meeting.

Since the proposed route does not cater to the needs of the Old Gurgaon localities, the state government has urged the DMRC to look for the possibility of altering the alignment to address the issue, Dhillon said.

HUDA pushes for Dwarka e-way

GURGAON: In order to put the construction of Dwarka expressway on the fast track, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to give alternative plots to residents whose houses are coming in the way of the road in upcoming Sector 110 A. HUDA has already acquired the land for this purpose and is in the process of drawing up a layout plan.

,The civic agency has acquired 50 acres of land in the sector which will be given to owners of 300 houses in Palam Vihar and Kherki Dhaula. Around three kilometres of Dwarka Expressway, also known as Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), lies between Palam Vihar and Kherki Dhaula.

,These 300 houses are coming in the way of the construction of the 150-metre-wide road. Earlier, when the land acquisition department of the Haryana government asked people to vacate their homes for new development, the house owners approached Punjab and Haryana high court for relief.

,After this, the high court issued a stay order on acquiring the land forcefully. Besides that, the court directed HUDA and owners to sit together and find an amicable solution. After all the negotiations, HUDA offered plots to the house owners in Sector 47, but the house owners demanded that they should be given land to the existing areas and the compensation should be based on present market rate.

-Now, HUDA has offered plots in Sector 110 A. Praveen Kumar, HUDA administrator, said, “The work on Dwarka expressway will soon be completed. The department has already acquired land.”

,He added that issues like shifting of high tension cable and other minor works would soon be addressed.

,Dwarka Expressway can’t be made functional until all the ongoing litigation cases are resolved and. At present, out of a total length of 18 kilometres work is happening on a 14-kilometre stretch. Construction work is hampered by a host of issues including legal cases.

,NPR is being built under the public private partnership (PPP) model and will connect Dwarka in Delhi with National Highway 8 at Kherki Dhaula. ,The project has already missed two deadlines. Initially, the plan was to complete the road by March 2012, but it was later extended till September 30. No new deadline has been announced in the recent past.


Dec 12, 2012, 08.00AM IST
एनबीटी न्यूज।। गुड़गांव
सदर्न पेरिफेरल रोड (एसपीआर) पर नए साल में वाहनों के रफ्तार पकड़ने की पूरी उम्मीद है। 18 किलोमीटर लंबाई के इस रोड में से करीब 14 किलोमीटर का स्ट्रेच पूरा कर लिया गया है। 3 किलोमीटर हिस्से में निर्माण चल रहा है, जबकि 1 किलोमीटर एरिया पंजाब एवं हरियाणा हाई कोर्ट में विचाराधीन है। इस प्रोजेक्ट की डेडलाइन 30 जून 2013 तय है। दावा किया जा रहा है कि हाई कोर्ट का फैसला आने के 2 महीने के अंदर प्रोजेक्ट को पूरा कर लिया जाएगा।
एसपीआर की स्थिति
गुड़गांव-फरीदाबाद रोड को सदर्न पेरिफेरल रोड, खेड़कीदौला गांव के पास एनएच 8 पर जोड़ती है। फरीदाबाद रोड से सोहना रोड तक निर्माण काम को पूरा कर लिया गया है। अब सोहना रोड क्रॉसिंग पर ही रुकावट है। यहां करीब 500 मीटर टुकड़े में एक दर्जन से अधिक स्ट्रक्चर आ रहे हैं, जिनको लेकर अलग-अलग 12 याचिकाएं पंजाब एवं हरियाणा हाई कोर्ट में विचाराधीन हैं। इन स्ट्रक्चर में सोहना रोड स्थित बाबा भीमराव अंबेडकर भवन भी शामिल है। इस टुकड़े के आस-पास डेढ़ किलोमीटर रोड का निर्माण काम किया जा चुका है। दावा किया जा रहा है कि जैसे ही इन याचिकाओं का फैसला हूडा के पक्ष में आता है, उसके 2 महीने के अंदर 500 मीटर स्ट्रेज को भी पूरा कर लिया जाएगा।
इसके अतिरिक्त खेड़कीदौला गांव के पास करीब 500 मीटर एरिया में स्टे है। यहां एक कंपनी को 3 किलोमीटर एरिया में सड़क निर्माण का टेंडर 5 महीने पहले ही अलॉट किया गया था, जिसे 31 दिसंबर तक पूरा करने का टारगेट है। इस एरिया में सिर्फ एक ही स्टे है, जिसका मामला भी पंजाब एवं हरियाणा हाई कोर्ट में विचाराधीन है।

फ्लाईओवर बनाने का प्लान

एसपीआर के ऊपर गुड़गांव-सोहना रोड क्रॉसिंग पर फ्लाईओवर बनाने का प्लान है। इसको लेकर मिट्टी की जांच करवाई जा रही है। इसकी राह में भी कुछ स्ट्रक्चर आ रहे हैं, जिसकी वजह से यह प्लान भी अटका हुआ है। हालांकि मिट्टी की रिपोर्ट आने के बाद एस्टिमेट तैयार करने की प्रक्रिया को शुरू किया जाएगा। हूडा के अधिकारियों को पूरी उम्मीद है कि पंजाब एवं हरियाणा हाई कोर्ट का फैसला उनके पक्ष में आएगा, जिसको लेकर प्लानिंग तैयार की जा रही है।
किसको होगा फायदा
एसपीआर का निर्माण होने के बाद गुड़गांव निवासियों को काफी फायदा पहुंचेगा। इसके निर्माण से एक्सप्रेस – वे और गुड़गांव – सोहना रोड पर ट्रैफिक का लोड कम हो जाएगा , क्योंकि फरीदाबाद या न्यू गुड़गांव से मानेसर या जयपुर जाने वाला ट्रैफिक इन सड़कों पर नहीं आएगा। साथ ही साथ उनका टाइम भी बचेगा। सोहना रोड पर ब्रेकर होने की वजह से अभी वाहन टी – पॉइंट पर पहुंचकर सोहना रोड पर चलते हैं। यहां से सुभाष चौक से हीरो होंडा चौक निकल जाते हैं। एसपीआर के निर्माण से 20 से 25 मिनट का सफर बचेगा।
एसपीआर का निर्माण काम पूरा होने से शहरवासियों को काफी फायदा पहुंचेगा। लैंड एक्विजेशन ऑफिसर से आग्रह किया गया है कि वे पंजाब एवं हरियाणा हाई कोर्ट के समक्ष एसपीआर की महत्व को रखें।
– पंकज कुमरा , चीफ इंज ीनियर

Navbharat times

Delay in work on Northern Peripheral Road adds to commuter's woes on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway

Gurgaon's biggest headache this season- the unyielding traffic jams on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway – could have ended this month-end, had work on the alternate expressway Northern Peripheral Road(NPR) been completed on time.

NPR connects Dwarka in west Delhi to Kherki Daula in Gurgaon situated on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. The alternate expressway, which was scheduled to be operational in October, has missed its extended deadline again and now, officials claim it would be ready only by year-end.

Executive engineer of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) A.K. Makan, who was appointed to keep a tab on the project, said the project faced many hurdles. People have taken stay orders of their plots which come in the way of this 18 km-long expressway.

Officials pointed out that at least 15 pockets on the stretch are identified as vulnerable places which are privately owned land. "They have filed petitions in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and as of now, they have succeeded to take a stay on their plots," Makan said.

But out of the 18-km stretch, 14-km land falling under Gurgaon is not under any dispute. This expressway is important for the vehicular movement between Delhi and Gurgaon as far as decongestion on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway is concerned.

Residents of Dwarka commuting to and from Manesar and beyond have no option but to take the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. When NPR is opened for the public, the commuters can easily take this route to reach their destination in just half the travelling time.

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NPR misses deadline, work to finish by October now

Dhananjay Jha, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, April 04, 2012

The much-awaited Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) project, which will connect the national capital with Gurgaon as an alternative route, has missed its March 31 deadline.

The 150-metre wide, 18-km-long road, which will connect the Dwarka border in west Delhi and Kherki Daula in

Gurgaon, is wider than NH-8, which is only 75 metres wide.

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) had awarded the joint contract to build 14 km to JSR Construction Pvt Ltd and Indiabulls Construction Limited on April 1, 2011, and had set a deadline of March 31, 2012. The remaining four km is under litigation.

Of the 14 km, only earth-filling work has been completed on 11 km. Officials said that the 14-km stretch would be ready by October 2012.

“We are closely monitoring the progress and hope that the October deadline will be final,” said AK Maggu, executive engineer of HUDA.

“Several structures of private plot owners, from whom HUDA had acquired land, had come in the way of construction and hence delayed the project. Most of these structures have now been removed,” said Maggu, who is in-charge of the project.

The road starts from the Dwarka border in west Delhi and passes through Bijwasan, New Palam Vihar, Kherki Daula and finally joins NH-8. HUDA sectors 83 to 113 are located along this expressway.

A commercial belt will touch sectors 105, 106, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112 and 113. Sectors 100 and 101 will have public utilities.  Other residential sectors that are a little far away from the expressway but will benefit from it are 81-86, 89-93 and 95.

“The delay is a sign of negligence. The government is not ready to realise that thousands have invested their hard-earned money in the upcoming properties along the NPR and they do not know when this road will be completed,” said Navin Raheja, president of National Realty Development Council (NRDC) of India.

Dwarka to Gurgaon in top gear when Expressway opens

By Kumar Vikram

PUBLISHED: 19:28 GMT, 1 April 2012 | UPDATED: 20:59 GMT, 1 April 2012

The snarl-ravaged Dwarka-Gurgaon commuter can honk with joy.

The Dwarka Expressway, also called the Northern Peripheral Expressway, that will benefit thousands of daily commuters between Dwarka in west Delhi and Gurgaon in Haryana will be ready for use by October this year.

If there is a speedometer to measure the pace of construction, work is going on at more than 100kmph, one instance of overspeeding no one is complaining about.

'It will be ready by October 2012,' A.K. Maggu, executive engineer of the project, said.

The eight-lane expressway, being developed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), will link Dwarka, cut through Gurgaon and join the National Highway (NH)-8.

India Bulls is laying the autobahn. It will be 18km long, starting from Dwarka, going past Palam Vihar and planned special economic zones in Gurgaon before joining the NH-8 near Kherki Dhaula.

The Dwarka Expressway's biggest draw is it will serve as an alternative to the congested Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, cutting travel time between Dwarka and Gurgaon by half.

Now, commuters from Dwarka and other parts of Delhi drive to Gurgaon on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, built to slice travel time from the country's capital from more than 60 minutes to 20.

But that has not been the case. Long queues of vehicles extend on both sides of a toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon border during peak hours. The tailbacks stretch for kilometres. More than 8,000 vehicles cross the Delhi-Gurgaon border every hour.

Gurgaon is a major satellite city of Delhi and is home to lakhs of people who work in the national capital. Gurgaon also hosts hundreds of MNC offices employing people living in Dwarka or the country's capital.

For all these workers, time is money and they cannot afford to sit in snarls. They believe the Dwarka Expressway will end their daily struggle in bottlenecks, gridlocks and stop-and-crawl traffic on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, not to mention the man-hours lost on the road annually.

'On most days I lose half-anhour at the toll plaza. I hope to reach office and home early when the new road opens,' daily commuter Madhu Sharma said. At 150m, the Dwarka Expressway will be one of India's widest roads.

The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway is 75m wide. Driving from the Dwarka Expressway to Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the Metro rail station in Dwarka's Sector-22 will take only a few minutes.

The 18-hole golf course proposed in Dwarka by the Delhi Development Authority too is within putting distance of the road. There are two speed bumps in the way of the road's construction.

But those are minor and won't stop traffic from flowing on the speedway at the end of the year, the developer claimed. The speed bumps are in the nature of litigation.

More than 14km of the road passes through land that is free of litigation. The other four km sit on land under litigation in bits and pieces.

'Barely 26 acres are under litigation. There is a high court order to compensate the land owners with alternate plots and this is being done,' an official associated with the project said.

The land under litigation is in New Palam Vihar and sectors 100, 102 and 103, among others.

Besides the Dwarka Expressway, commuters would also be travelling between Dwarka and Gurgaon by the Metro by 2016. The proposed line, an extension of the Airport Express network, will connect Dwarka's Sector-21 with Iffco Chowk in Gurgaon. Sector-21 and Iffco Chowk already have Metro services.

Sector- 21 is served by both the blue line and the Airport Express line. Iffco Chowk is served by the Jehangirpuri-HUDA City centre line. But the Sector-21 and Iffco Chowk stations are not connected directly now. The new service will cover the distance between Dwarka and Gurgaon in 14 minutes.

Commuting apart, the Dwarka Expressway, touching new residential colonies and a commercial corridor, has already begun fuelling a realty boom.

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The much-awaited Northern Peripheral Road, also referred to as the Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway, will not only act as a catalyst to Gurgaon’s growth, but will also ease the pressure on NH-8. ARJUN PURI writes

Gurgaon isn't mushrooming anymore, it is literally exploding. Visit any part of Gurgaon today, and you can see construction activity at a pace that is nothing short of frenetic.

The buzz is hard to miss and there is action everywhere. With a large number of offices, hospitals, hotels, apartments, and retail malls here, the population of Gurgaon is all set to double in the next few years. And, needless to say, the roads and the infrastructure being provided by the government needs to keep up with the pace of population expansion.

The main arterial road to Gurgaon, the NH-8 toll road, currently handles more than 2,00,000 vehicles per day (far higher than the original projections). As more and more apartments and office complexes are completed, the pressure on this already very busy road is bound to be enormous.

Commuters will certify that it takes a good 10-12 minutes to cross the toll gate during rush hours. The much-awaited Northern Peripheral Road, also referred to as the Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway, will not only act as a catalyst to Gurgaon's growth, but will also ease the pressure on NH-8. The 18kmlong, 150-meter-wide road will connect Sector 22 in Dwarka to Kherki Daula in Gurgaon. The government of Haryana has awarded the construction contract of approximately 14.5km of this road to Indiabulls in April 2011, with a target to complete the dual carriageway (4 lanes) by April 2012. For the portions of land under stay, the government is working to rehabilitate the affected landowners by giving them alternative plots.

With the completion of this road, Gurgaon will be closer to Delhi than ever before. The International Airport T3 is just 3km away from the new residential sectors carved out by this road. The new diplomatic enclave being created by DDA in Sectors 25-29 of Dwarka will be a mere 1km from Sectors 111 and 113, the first of the sectors as one enters Gurgaon.

Several real estate players like Sobha Developers, Indiabulls, Ramprastha, BPTP, Raheja and Uppals have already announced projects in this area, though the prices vary and are determined by the location of these projects. For luxury projects at good locations, the rates vary in the range of Rs 5,500-6,000 per sq ft, while for simple specifications off the expressway, the rates are Rs 3,600-4,000 per sq ft.

As and when the expressway (double the width of the present NH-8) is complete, it may well change the face of Gurgaon real estate market. As the areas this road carves out are far closer to the airport and South Delhi, they may steal the march over sectors around the Golf Course Extension Road or Sohna Road.

Time will tell, but the excitement over Gurgaon's growth and the challenges it faces, remain palpable.




Source: TOI


According to a new Master Plan, the proposed Dwarka-Gurgaon Link Expressway will reach Delhi near Dwarka Phase II, the site of a new diplomatic enclave, and connect the current Metro corridor running parallel to the road. Once this project is complete, the area will become one of the hottest real estate zones in New Gurgaon. A K TIWARY writes

Dwarka-Gurgaon Link Expressway is being promoted as the next and hottest real estate destinations. This prime location of New Gurgaon makes the developing area as one of the most soughtafter destination for the rapidly growing residential, commercial and retail needs. Today, rates in Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway have almost doubled, from over Rs 2,500 per sq ft to over Rs 5,000 per sq ft.

In Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway region, more than two dozen builders like Chintels India, Sobha Developers, ATS, Raheja, Earth Infrastructures, Emaar MGF, Puri Construction, BPTP, Raheja, Uppal Housing, Mahindra Lifespaces, and Bestech have launched their projects and started the construction work.

Why Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway?

Dwarka-Gurgaon Link Expressway became the talk of the town with work starting on it. The 150-metre-wide and 18km long Dwarka Expressway is likely to be completed within two years, although, originally, it was slated to be completed by October 2012.

But due to a land row (now solved), the project had been delayed. Indiabulls had bagged the contract for Rs 43.32 crore. The shift to NPR (Northern Peripheral Road) is solely because it will provide faster access to the airport and connect close to the 100m-wide road proposed in the new Master Plan.

According to the new Master Plan, the proposed Dwarka-Gurgaon Link Expressway will reach Delhi near Dwarka Phase II where a diplomatic enclave is being developed, and connect the current Metro corridor running parallel to the road. Once project is completed, the area will become one of the hottest real estate zones in New Gurgaon.

The road starts from Dwarka crosses Bijwasan, New Palam Vihar, Kherki Daula and finally meets at NH-8. Sectors 99-113 and Sectors 83 and 84 are going to reap rich dividends. There will be a commercial belt touching Sectors 105,106, 109,110, 110A, 111, 112 and 113 with Sectors 100 and 101 being for public utilities. And, then, Sectors 114 and 88 are fully commercial. Other residential sectors that are little far away from the expressway but will benefit from it are Sectors 81-86, 89-93 and 95.

Property scene

In the Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway region, the Gurgaon's real estate development success story starts with the Chintels Group. The group has a land bank of around 500 acres, which primarily spreads across the Gurgaon region. Rather than building a housing and commercial project or a township, they plan to develop their land bank in a focused manner by systematically developing the area to include townships, several grouphousing projects, an IT park, commercial, retail, hospitality projects, and a professional campus. They have named this concept as Chintels Metropolis, an umbrella name under which all the projects will be developed. Prashant Solomon, the joint managing director of Chintels India Ltd, says: "We are coming up with Chintels Paradiso, a group housing project in the first phase of Chintels Metropolis, spread across Sectors 106, 108 and 109 of New Gurgaon on 12.3 acres of land. There will be over 500 apartments. These new residential sectors, bordering Dwarka Phase II are being promoted as the next hottest real estate destinations."

"The International City, a part of Chintels Metropolis, is being developed in Sectors 106 and 109 of Gurgaon, over 150 acres. Luxury villas and row houses are being built in the International City. There will be a total of 850 villas (including 665 for sale and rest for the EWS). The first phase will include around 200 villas. The project will be of world-class design and quality with proximity to Delhi, especially to the IGI airport and Dwarka, being its USP. This township will have facilities like shopping malls, commercial buildings, a distinctive club, schools, a dispensary, creche, etc, along with other essential institutions and services," Prashant Solomon says.

Getamber Anand, the CMD of ATS Group, says: "Here, ATS Kocoon, a grouphousing project on 11 acres, is being developed in collaboration with the Chintels Group. It is a gated residential project designed by the renowned architect Hafeez Contractor. It is spread lavishly across Sector 109. There will be a total of 444 apartments to cater to more than two thousand families."

Situated on the T-junction of 75-metrewide and 60-metre-wide sector roads, various commercial projects of the Chintels Group are to be developed in Sector 114 Gurgaon, over 30 acres. A professional campus on 35 acres is to be developed in Sector 115. Several farmhouses bordering Delhi have already been developed, which are over 50 acres.

Developers in Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway

Developers in these sectors are Emaar MGF (Sectors 107, 102, 103, 99, 82, 84), Sobha Developers (Babupur and Bajghera), Puri Construction (village Chauma), BPTP (Sectors 99, 102, 104, 113 and other sectors), Raheja (village Pawla), Uppal Housing (Sector 99), Mahindra Lifespaces (Sector 110A) and Bestech (Sector 81, 82, 92), Vatika (Sectors 82, 83), Earth Infrastructures (Sector 112). SARE launched Green Parc Phase III of their Crescent Parc in Sector 92.

Scope for real estate development

Navin M Raheja, the CMD of Raheja Group, said: "The authorities concerned, like HUDA, should choose from other best practices and aim to provide infrastructure at and around the Northern Periphery Road (NPR) before large-scale development takes place. This includes sector roads, water and sewerage mains, electric sub-stations, etc. The biggest risk for any buyer in this area is the potential delay in construction of the NPR, which would have a domino effect on developments in this area."

"The appreciation of property prices will be good near this area. Another factor is the proximity of these areas to Dwarka-Gurgaon Link Expressway, which will help the residents here bypass the traffic at Gurgaon toll near Delhi, during peak hours. Keeping this in mind, we have already launched a number of projects in and around this expressway," Navin Raheja said.

Vikas Gupta, the director of Earth Infrastructure, says: "The areas near the forthcoming expressway are expected to become posh areas, as this expressway will meet the second diplomatic enclave of Delhi, in Dwarka. We can say that this area will become as desirable as Shanti Niketan and Vasant Vihar. We have launched a residential project, Earth Copia, in Sector 112." Bhim Yadav, the MD of Falcon Group, says: "Undoubtedly, this area will get a boost by the expressway. If the proposal by the authorities to let developers do the sector roads comes through, it will be a boon for the area."

Delhi-Gurgaon connectivity

Praveen Kumar, administrator of HUDA (Haryana Urban Development Authority), says: "We asked DDA officials to start the process of land acquisition on their side to build the Dwarka road, which could be connected to the NPR Expressway. This road is already notified and incorporated in the Delhi Master Plan."

"The DDA has already done a feasibility study for the proposed 80-metre road, which is going to be an extension of the road cutting through Sectors 27 and 28 in Dwarka. Surprisingly, the proposed NPR Expressway starts from NH-8 in Gurgaon, and terminates around 1.8km ahead of the Delhi-Gurgaon border. For another 1.2km, there is no road between the state border and the Bijwasan Road, as the DDA is supposed to construct it. In the absence of a nearly 3km road link, the NPR Expressway terminates in a field, at present," Praveen Kumar says.




Source: TOI

द्वारका एक्सप्रेस-वे से बचेगा समय

20 Jan 2012, 0400 hrs IST,हेलो दिल्ली  

एक्सप्रेस-वे पर करीब 43 करोड़ की लागत आने का अनुमान है। काम शुरू भी हो चुका है और इसके साल 2012 के अंत तक या साल 2013 की शुरुआत में चालू होने की संभावना है।

एक्सप्रेस-वे से लगते सेक्टरों के रूप में गुड़गांव के सेक्टर 103, 109, 110ए और 111-113 का नाम लिया जा सकता है। इन सेक्टरों का विकास रिहायसी इलाकों के रूप में किया जा रहा है और आने वाले समय में यहां काफी चहलपहल दिखने की उम्मीद है।

द्वारका एक्सप्रेस-वे जिसे कि आमतौर पर नॉर्दन पेरीफेरी रोड के नाम से जाता है, के तैयार हो जाने के बाद दिल्ली और गुड़गांव के उभरते इलाकों के बीच सफर काफी आसान हो जाएगा। 18 किलोमीटर लंबी यह सड़क फ्यूचर ट्रैफिक को नजर में रखते हुए प्लान की गई है। इसकी चौड़ाई 150 मीटर होगी ताकि आने वाले कुछेक दशकों तक भी ट्रैफिक में कोई परेशानी न आए।

इस एक्सप्रेसव-वे के जरिए द्वारका से पालम विहार, एनएच-8, रिलायंस सेज और इंडिया बुल्स सेज का सीधा जुड़ाव हो जाएगा। एक्सप्रेस-वे के चालू होने के बाद लोग इस रास्ते से पीक ऑवर्स में टोल प्लाजा को बाईपास कर निकल सकेंगे। सड़क को बनाने का मुख्य उद्देश्य ही दिल्ली (द्वारका) और गुड़गांव के बीच सफर को और छोटा बनाना है।

इन सेक्टरों को फायदा
एक्सप्रेस-वे से लगते सेक्टरों के रूप में गुड़गांव के सेक्टर-103, 109, 110ए और 111-113 का नाम लिया जा सकता है। इन सेक्टरों का विकास रिहायसी इलाकों के रूप में किया जा रहा है और आने वाले समय में यहां काफी चहल-पहल दिखने की उम्मीद है। डिवेलपर्स भी इलाके में खासी रुचि ले रहे हैं। इसकी पहली वजह यह है कि इलाका इंटरनैशनल एयरपोर्ट के काफी निकट है। वहीं, दूसरी वजह है इलाके का एनएच-8 के साथ साथ केएमपी (कुंडली-पलवल-मानेसर) एक्सप्रेस-वे के निकट होना।

यही वजह है कि इलाके में कीमतें तेजी से चढ़ रही हैं। 2008 में यहां रेजिडेंशल प्रॉपर्टी 2,300 से 2,500 रुपए प्रति वर्ग फुट में उपलब्ध थी, लेकिन जैसे-जैसे इलाके में काम तेज हुआ, कीमतें भी चढ़ने लगीं। 2011 में कीमत 3,500 से 4,000 रुपए प्रति वर्ग फुट तक पहुंच गई हैं।

कई प्रॉजेक्ट
इस इलाके में कई प्रॉजेक्ट लांच भी हो चुके हैं। जानेमाने डिवेलपर्स अपने प्रॉजेक्ट ले कर आए हैं। सेंट्रम पार्क और एनिग्मा (सेक्टर 103 और 110) इंडिया बुल्स के प्रॉजेक्ट हैं तो सेक्टर-112 में कोपिया अर्थ इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर का प्रॉजेक्ट है। रहेजा के प्रॉजेक्ट सेक्टर-108 और 109 में हैं। महिन्द्रा लाइफस्पेस ऑरा सेक्टर-110 में है, तो बीपीटीपी एम्सटोरिया सेक्टर-102 में स्थित है। फिलहाल इन सेक्टरों में पहुंचने के लिए लोगों को पालम विहार या फिर नजफगढ़ हो कर जाना पड़ता है।

एस्केलेड इंफ्रा प्रा. लि. के अशोक कोहली का कहना है कि कई प्रॉजेक्ट, जैसे कि रहेजा शिला, इंडिया बुल्स का सेंट्रम पार्क और महिन्द्रा ऑरा आदि तैयार हैं और इनमें साल 2012 के अंत तक पजेशन दिए जाने की संभावना है। री-सेल मार्केट में यहां के प्रॉपर्टीज की काफी मांग है। इसकी वजह है अफोर्डेबल प्राइस और दिल्ली से लगते गुड़गांव के बसे-बसाए सेक्टरों में प्रॉपर्टी सप्लाई की कमी।

2012-13 में एक्सप्रेस-वे तैयार
एक्सप्रेस-वे को 18 महीने में तैयार करने का लक्ष्य रखा गया है। इसका कॉन्ट्रैक्ट रियल्टी कंपनी इंडियाबुल्स की इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर विंग को मिला है। एक्सप्रेस-वे पर करीब 43 करोड़ की लागत आने का अनुमान है। काम शुरू भी हो चुका है और इसके साल 2012 के अंत तक या साल 2013 के शुरुआत में चालू होने की संभावना है। इसके चालू होने से दूरी के साथ-साथ समय की काफी बचत होगी। इलाके के रियल्टी डिवेलपमेंट में भी इससे काफी तेजी आने की उम्मीद रियल्टी एक्सपर्ट्स जता रहे हैं। एक्सपर्ट्स का मानना है कि किसी भी इलाके के विकास में कनेक्टिविटी की अहम भूमिका रहती है और यही बात यहां भी लागू होती है।

गुड़गांव-मानेसर की राह होगी आसान

Story Update : Friday, January 20, 2012     12:01 AM


गुड़गांव। शहरी विकास योजना विभाग ने गुड़गांव-मानेसर अर्बन मोबलिटी प्लान के लिए १७३१ करोड़ रुपये की डिटेल प्रोजेक्ट रिपोर्ट (डीपीआर) तैयार कर वित्त विभाग को भेजी है। वित्त विभाग की सहमति मिलने के बाद इस योजना पर काम शुरू किया जाएगा। इस प्लान को तीन चरण में वर्ष २०२५ तक पूरा किया जाएगा।
डीपीआर पर नगर निगम, हरियाणा शहरी विकास प्राधिकरण, एचएसआईआईडीसी, नेशनल हाइवे अथॉरिटी ऑफ इंडिया, लोक निर्माण और वन विभाग से भी सहमति मांगी गई है। इस योजना में गुड़गांव-मानेसर अर्बन कांपलेक्स मोबलिटी प्लान के तहत १७३१.१ करोड़ रु पये का बजट तय किया गया है। इसमें ८८८ करोड़ रुपये बस रैपिड ट्रांजिट के लिए खर्च होंगे। ३०८ करोड़ रुपये पैदल यात्रियों की सुविधाओं के लिए खर्च होंगे। मोबलिटी प्लान के लिए पूरी योजना तैयार की गई है।
इस रिपोर्ट के अनुसार प्रदेश में सबसे अधिक गति से गुड़गांव की आबादी का विस्तार हो रहा है। गुड़गांव जिले में मानेसर सबसे तेजी से विकसित हो रहा है। जल्द ही कुंडली मानेसर एक्सप्रेस वे शुरू हो जाएगा। २०२५ तक मानेसर एक बड़े शहर के तौर पर उभरेगा। मानेसर से उत्तरप्रदेश, पंजाब, राजस्थान, दिल्ली को सीधा जोड़ा जाएगा। इसके बाद मानेसर में परिवहन की सेवाओं का संचालन बेहद मुश्किल हो जाएगा। गुड़गांव से मानेसर की कनेक्टिविटी बढ़ाने के लिए गुड़गांव-मानेसर अर्बन मोबलिटी प्लान लागू करना होगा। नगर निगम और जिला प्रशासन की टीम अपने स्तर पर इसकी फिजिबलिटी की जांच कराएगा। गुड़गांव की २०२५ की अनुमानित आबादी अनुसार यह प्लान तैयार किया गया है। प्लानिंग विभाग के अनुसार वर्ष २०२५ में मानेसर की आबादी करीब १० लाख होगी। वर्ष २०४० तक मानेसर व इसके आसपास की आबादी २५ लाख तक हो सकती है। इस आबादी के लिए ३५ से ४० सेक्टर विकसित करने होंगे। बहुमंजिला इमारतें तैयार होंगी।

मोबलिटी प्लान के लिए सहमति मांगी गई है। जल्द ही इसका जवाब प्रदेश सरकार को भेज दिया जाएगा। निगम की ओर से पूरा रिकार्ड तैयार किया जा रहा है।
-बीएस सिंगरोहा, मुख्य अभियंता नगर निगम
कहां कितना होगा खर्च
बस की खरीद १५० करोड़
जंक्शन का विस्तार ३.१ करोड़
बस स्टैंड, क्यू शेल्टर २४ करोड़
सड़कों को चौड़ीकरण २०० करोड़
फुटपाथ एवं डे्रनेज ९० करोड़
ट्रैफिक मैनेजमेंट ८ करोड़
एफओबी ३०८ करोड़
मल्टीस्टोरी पार्किंग ६० करोड़
बस रैपिड ट्रांजिट ८८८ करोड़

तीन सुविधाओं से जुडें़गे
प्रदेश सरकार के प्लान के अनुसार मेट्रो का मानेसर तक विस्तार किया जाना है। रैपिड रेल ट्रांजिट सिस्टम के तहत भी मानेसर गुड़गांव-अलवर के बीच एक कड़ी बनेगा। इसके अलावा बेहतर रोड सर्विस भी उपलब्ध कराई जाएगी।
फरीदाबाद- बल्लभगढ़ मोबलिटी प्लान
गुड़गांव- मानेसर अर्बन मोबलिटी प्लान के अलावा फरीदाबाद -बल्लभगढ़ का मोबलिटी प्लान भी प्रदेश सरकार को प्रस्तावित किया गया है। इसमें २६५७ करोड़ रुपये का बजट तैयार किया गया है। प्रदेश सरकार की ओर से इन दोनों प्लान को मंजूरी दी जानी है।
नए रोड के लिए होगी पहचान
मोबलिटी प्लान के अनुसार गुड़गांव को मानेसर से जोड़ने के लिए फिलहाल केवल एक ही प्रमुख सड़क है। दिल्ली जयपुर राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग के अलावा चार नई सड़कें मानेसर-गुड़गांव के बीच बनाई जाएगी। इसके लिए प्लानिंग विभाग की ओर से प्रस्ताव दिया जाएगा।
मानेसर में बस अड्डा भी बनाया जाएगा
मानेसर मोबलिटी प्लान के अनुसार यहां एक मॉडर्न बस स्टैंड बनाया जाएगा। इसमें बाहरी प्रदेशों से आने वाली बसों को मानेसर तक की अनुमति होगी। इसके बाद शहर में आने के लिए सिटी बस सेवा मिलेगी। मानेसर से हरियाणा के प्रमुख शहरों के अलावा दूसरे प्रदेशों के लिए भी सीधी बस सेवा होगी।

छह माह बाद राहत मिलेगी एक्सप्रेस वे के जाम से

Dec 25, 04:54 pm

गुड़गांव, जागरण संवाद केंद्र : लोगों को जुलाई के बाद एक्सप्रेस वे के विकल्प में एक अच्छी सड़क मिल जाएगी। एक तरफ दिल्ली से गुड़गांव, मानेसर और जयपुर जाने वालों को बेहतर सड़क मिलेगी वहीं पुराने गुड़गांव के लोगों के लिए भी दिल्ली और मानेसर का शॉर्ट कट मिल जाएगा। द्वारका से नेशनल हाईवे संख्या आठ को जोड़ने वाली नार्दन पेरिफे रल रोड का एक हिस्सा पटौदी रोड के पास तक बन चुका है। 18 किलोमीटर लंबी इस सड़क के 14 किलोमीटर के हिस्से को जून-जुलाई तक पूरा कर लिया जाएगा। इसके बाद एक्सप्रेस वे पर लगने वाले जाम से लोगों को छुटकारा मिल जाएगा।

57 करोड़ रुपये के बजट वाली यह सड़क सुल्तानपुर लेक की ओर जाने वाली बसई रोड पर तेजी से बन रही है।

हुडा के अधीक्षण अभियंता एके मग्गू ने बताया कि एक्सप्रेस वे के समानांतर 150 चौड़ी यह सड़क 18 किलोमीटर बननी है, जो द्वारका को खेड़की दौला के पास नेशनल हाईवे से जोड़ेगी। द्वारका के सेक्टर 21 स्थित मेट्रो स्टेशन से उतरेंगे वे बगैर गुड़गांव मौजूदा एक्सप्रेस वे में आए सीधा खेड़कीदौला टोल के पास निकलेंगे। फिलहाल 14 किलोमीटर सड़क की अनुमति मिली है। सड़क के कुछ हिस्सों को लेकर विवाद है, जिसमें कोर्ट ने रोक लगा रखी है। यह न्यू पालम विहार और खेड़की दौला का कुछ हिस्सा है, जहां लोगों के घर बने हैं।

तीन हिस्सों में बन रही है सड़क

फिलहाल यह दौलताबाद, खेड़की दौला और पटौदी चौक के पास तीन हिस्सों में बन रही है। सात किमी सड़क पर फिलहाल काम चल रहा है।

इसके इर्द गिर्द हुडा के तीन दर्जन से ज्यादा सेक्टर विकसित होने हैं। इनमें सेक्टर 76 से लेकर 115 तक एनपीआर से नजदीक होंगे।

हुडा के सेक्टर 110 ए और 111 में आने वाले कुछ घर भी इस सड़क की योजना से प्रभावित हो रहे थे। हुडा प्रशासक प्रवीण कुमार ने उन सेक्टरों में वस्तुस्थिति को देखकर सड़क को घरों से हटकर बनाने संबंधी योजना पर मंजूरी का आश्वासन लोगों को दिया है। हालांकि योजना के मुताबिक न्यू पालम विहार के 350 और खेड़कीदौला के 150 घर इसके दायरे में आने के कारण तोड़े जा सकते हैं मगर इस विवादास्पद हिस्से में फिलहाल सड़क नहीं बनाई जा रही है।

Four flyovers to come up on Dwarka E-way

Sanjeev K Ahuja, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, December 25, 2011The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) will construct four flyovers on the under-construction Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) Expressway, also known as Dwarka Expressway connecting NH-8.

This was informed by senior officials of the town and country planning department

during a meeting held here on Saturday. The Northern Peripheral Road will link Palam Vihar and MG Road via NH-8 near Kherki Dhaula village.

Huda has also been asked to work out a project report for initiating horticulture work along the road.

Earlier, there was no plan for constructing flyovers on the stretch. The project report had provisioned for just one railway over bridge (ROB) on the 18-km-long and 150-metre-wide e-way, also called the future lifeline of Gurgaon.

Construction on the 14-km stretch of this project is already underway as Huda had awarded a tender for R43 crore to India Bulls in March this year. The remaining 4 km stretch is under litigation.

Haryana finance commissioner and principal secretary (town and planning department) SS Dhillon has directed Huda administrator Parveen Kumar to issue tenders for the flyovers on NPR.

HUDA was asked to get flyovers constructed on the intersections of the Pataudi Road near Sector 88, Farrukhnanagr Road near sectors 100 and 101, Daultabad road near sectors 104 and 105 and another road crossing NPR near sectors 110A and 111.

Work on the stretch is likely to be completed in 18 months of its commissioning — July 2012. However, construction of four new flyovers on the stretch will extend the deadline.

Huda officials said the sites of all four proposed flyovers were not under litigation and therefore, would not be affected or delayed.  Dhillon also asked Huda authorities to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court and file a special petition to get early hearing on cases related to the pending 4-km stretch, so that work could be initiated.


Realtors shrug off deadlock on NPR, move ahead with their projects

Tanushree Roy Chowdhury, TNN Dec 2, 2011, 07.57AM IST

GURGAON: The continuing deadlock on the northern peripheral road (NPR) project, or the Dwarka Expressway, has finally forced realtors to launch their projects in the area after waiting for long for a decision from the government.

As one travels along the stretch, there is a lot of dust being raised, literally, as several developers have finally started construction hoping the project will be completed by the time they start handing over possession.

However, according to market watchers, a rise in capital value will be marginal owing to factors like escalated construction costs, greater home loan interest rates and developers reeling under high debts, among others. Nevertheless, despite the uncertainty on the status of the NPR, projects in this region have been launched at a much higher market price in the recent past.

According to a spokesperson from Sobha Developers, though their project is not dependent on the completion of the NPR, their planning and development of the area will be fully successful only once the expressway is fully functional.

"There are alternative approaches to the area but the NPR completion would greatly add value to it (the project)," the spokesperson said. While other developers have made alternative arrangements like widening the roads which are alternative approaches to their sites.

"Our sites have excellent access from 30-metre-wide roads which are being widened to 60-metre-wide roads, so even in the most remote event if the NPR were never to come, we would still have excellent access," said Arjun Puri of Puri Constructions Pvt Ltd.

Talking about the coming year, Ashutosh Limaye, Head – Research & Real Estate Intelligence Service, Jones Lang LaSalle India said, "The absorption rate – meaning the ratio of sales over inventory in the market – is likely to be low, and the incidence of new launches will decline." Limaye clarified that "project-specific price increases can be expected across all sub-markets" – pertaining specially to projects that are being delivered or are nearing completion, unlike the status on the Dwarka Expressway which have a delivery date of latest by 2014.

In the Dwarka Expressway region, none of the projects are close to completion, but despite that the prices are increasing perhaps because of speculation on the Dwarka Expressway being completed sooner than later, feel market watchers.

"While rising home loan rates have exerted pressure on buyers, developers have been constrained by the rising costs of construction and debt. We are now looking at a scenario where both developers and buyers are impacted by adverse macro-economic factors," explianed the real estate analyst.

However, brokers in this region feel the key to unlocking the value of Dwarka Expressway areas is the successful completion of the expressway. Currently investment is being driven by isolated reports that the construction has either started, is on in full swing, or will be starting soon.

NHAI, transport officials to discuss SPR expressway

Sanjeev K Ahuja , Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, December 06, 2011

The secretary-level talks between Haryana government and officials of the Union ministry of road transport and highways and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will soon take place in Delhi.

The meeting will centre around the issue of changing the alignment of the Southern

Peripheral Roads (SPR) Expressway connecting NH-8 before Kherki Daula toll plaza.

The proposed alignment of SPR (starting from MG Road) connects NH-8 about 1 km before the Kherki Daula toll plaza. SPR has acquired the status of national highway and has been allotted number 236.

Though the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) (Dwarka-NH-8) also connects NH-8 a little before Kherki Daula, it is yet to attain the status of a national highway. However, in future, it is likely to get the same.

NHAI officials feel that if residents wish to move in localities along the SPR, they need to pay toll for the 1 km distance that they travel. Similarly, residents of Ambience Island, near Delhi border toll plaza, pay toll at a distance of 500 metre while crossing the plaza on way to Delhi.

The ministry of road transport and highways wants both the roads — NPR and SPR — to converge at NH-8 (towards Manesar), 1 km after the toll plaza, citing better management of traffic.

However, the government wants to go ahead with the original plan of connecting the highway with the two roads before the toll plaza.

Ministry officials have accused the Haryana government of favouring the Gurgaon Expressway developer, whose revenue will increase manifold as the entire Jaipur-bound traffic using SPR and NPR will converge at the toll plaza.

SPR connects MG Road to Gurgaon Expressway (NH-8), while NPR connects Dwarka in Delhi with the Expressway through New Palam Vihar and newly marked sectors in Gurgaon master plan 2021.

During a meeting between ministry officials and the state government in March, both sides had heated arguments on the issue, a source said.

Haryana builds new roads, e-way users to pay tax

Dipak Kumar Dash, TNN | Nov 21, 2011, 02.17AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Haryana government is funding two roads – one from Dwarka and the other from Gurgaon-Faridabad Road – which will open on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway just before the Kherki Dhaula toll plaza.

This would mean all car users from Delhi will have to fork out the toll – Rs 27 – for every trip to the expressway even when they only have to use a kilometre of the expressway. The roads are being built despite the highway ministry objecting that this will entail taxing people unnecessarily and the money will be pocketed by the private developer.

The 150m-wide road from Dwarka – Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) – and a similar stretch from Gurgaon-Faridabad Road – Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) – have been planned by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) keeping in mind the future transport needs.

Initially, the Haryana government was in talks with the highway ministry to modify the alignment of the SPR so that it can be developed as a national highway (NH-236). In that case, NHAI would have funded the project.

"But after we objected to their proposal for joining the two peripheral roads just before the Kherki Dhaula toll plaza, they severed all communication. We had asked the Haryana government to consider opening the two roads a few kilometres ahead of the toll plaza. First they submitted that these could come up as competing roads to the expressway and afterwards they said the development plan for Gurgaon had already been notified and they can't bring about any change," said a senior highway ministry official.

The issue became a bone of contention between the ministry and the state's town and country planning department (DTCP), which prepares development plans. Finally, Haryana decided to go ahead with the SPR using state funding. "There is no question of any change in plan. The two roads will open on the expressway since we have notified the development plan and the roads are coming up as per the plan. How can you expect people to use roads without paying the toll?" said DTCP secretary S S Dhillon.

Bullish on Dwarka Expressway

Sanjiv Bajaj

posted: Sat Jul 23 2011, 00:14 hrs

Both property buyers and developers have seemingly changed their focus to Dwarka Expressway, ever since the Allahabad High Court struck down acquisition of over 150 hectares of land in Chak-Sahberi village at Greater Noida (dubbed Noida Extension by builders). Since there seems to be no end to the uncertainty looming over the fate of these projects, developers feel that the entire community of investors will change their focus to Dwarka Expressway. The going rates here are up to three times more than Noida Extension. This is reflected in the price levels. Land prices have risen more than 50 per cent and are now in the range of Rs 47,000 per square yard from Rs 31,000 per square yard a year ago. Home prices are in the range of Rs 3,300-Rs 3,550 per square feet, up from Rs 2,300-Rs 2,400 per square feet a year ago.

The proposed Dwarka Expressway, also known as the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) Expressway, is a part of the Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex proposed in the Gurgaon-Manesar Master Plan 2021. It would connect Dwarka to NH-8 and will have 30 metres of green belt on both sides. The Expressway is an 18 kilometre stretch of 150 metre-wide road, starting from Dwarka and connecting Palam Vihar and the planned SEZs in Gurgaon to join the NH 8 near Kherki Dhaula.

Free from legal tangles over land acquisition, construction has already begun near the Basai road. Dwarka is now mushrooming as the hub of commercial and entertainment activities and is amongst the most preferred locations to reside, in the NCR region.

The expressway, developed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) at a cost of Rs 120 crore, would bring around 1,200-1,300 acres of land in the mainstream of development. Real estate developers and agents across the capital are pinning their hopes on this ‘big link’ that would be established between Delhi and Gurgaon. Builders such as BPTP, DLF, Uppals, Mahindra Life Spaces, Spire Edge, Vatika, Ramaprastha and Raheja have projects in this stretch.

The expressway is significant from an investor’s perspective. If one has an investment vision of 5 years or more, this is certainly a good investment avenue, which can assure good appreciation. By providing a faster access to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the expressway becomes a permanent source of attraction for NRI investors too.

The biggest risk, however, facing investment in this area is the likely delay in development of sector roads, water, sewerage, electric sub-stations and other amenities. Any delay in the construction of the expressway would further lead to delay in the whole process of development of other infrastructure in the surrounding area. Notwithstanding this risk factor, the outlook for the area remains bullish.

It is only the timeliness of the expressway construction that will determine the premium the area can command as regards connectivity to Delhi.

— Author is MD, Bajaj Capital

Govts fight over road plan

Sanjeev K Ahuja , Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, March 27, 2011

The Centre and Haryana government are at loggerheads on the issue of connecting the proposed northern and southern peripheral roads near Kherki Daula toll plaza on Gurgaon Expressway. The Union ministry of road transport and highways wants both the roads — Northern Peripheral Road (NPR)

and Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) — to converge at NH-8 (road going towards Manesar), one kilometre after the toll plaza, citing better management of traffic.

However, the state government wants to go ahead with the original plan of connecting the highway to the two roads before the toll plaza.

Ministry officials have accused the Haryana government of favouring the Gurgaon Expressway developer whose revenue would go up manifold as the entire Jaipur-bound traffic using SPR and NPR would converge at the toll plaza.

SPR connects MG Road to Gurgaon Expressway (NH-8) while NPR connects Dwarka in Delhi with the expressway through New Palam Vihar and newly marked sectors in Gurgaon Master Plan 2021.

In a recent meeting between ministry officials and the state government, both sides had heated arguments and exchanged bitter words on the issue, a highly placed source said.

Director general (roads) RP Indoria was representing the central ministry and K K Jalan, former principal secretary (town and country planning), was  representing Haryana.

Jalan was shifted to Public Works Department (PWD) a few days after the meeting.

Indoria confirmed that a meeting was held with government officials but he refused to divulge the details. Jalan could not be contacted for comment.

Sources in Haryana government said both SPR and NPR were planned in the Gurgaon Master Plan 2021 and there was no question of realigning them as the sectoral planning of the newly carved out 58 sectors had been completed and private developers had been given licences to develop projects



The Northern Peripheral Road or the Dwarka Gurgaon link expressway is due to be completed in 2012. Once this happens, development of the sectors around this road will accelerate — already, realty prices of several projects have appreciated in anticipation. A K TIWARY writes

Dwarka-Gurgaon link expressway (Northern Peripheral Road or NPR), which is under construction, has becomes the talk of the town. The 150-metre-wide and 18km-long expressway is likely to be completed within 18 months, by October 2012. Indiabulls has bagged the contract for this project costing Rs 43.32 crore.
    The NPR has become an USP for over two dozen builders, who have projects lined up on the stretch. The shift to NPR is solely because it will provide faster access to the airport; it will connect close to the 100m-wide road proposed in the new master plan; it will reach Delhi near Dwarka Phase II (which will house the proposed diplomatic enclave) and the current Metro corridor, which will run parallel to the road.
The expressway starts from Dwarka and crosses Bijwasan, New Palam Vihar, and Kherki Daula and finally joins NH-8. The areas that are going to reap rich dividends are Sectors 99-113 and Sectors 83 and 84. There will be a commercial belt touching Sectors 105, 106, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112 and 113 with Sectors 100 and 101 being for public utilities. And then Sectors 114 and 88 are fully commercial. Other residential sectors that are a little far away from the expressway but will benefit from it are 81-86, 89-93 and 95.
The developers in these sectors are Emaar MGF (107, 102, 103, 99, 82, 84), Sobha Developers (Babupur and Bajghera), Puri Construction (Chauma), BPTP (99, 102, 104, 113 and other sectors), Raheja (Pawla), Uppal Housing (99), Mahindra Lifespaces (110A) and Bestech (81, 82, 92), Vatika (82, 83), Earth Infrastructures (112). SARE launched Green ParC Phase III of their Crescent ParC in sector 92.
Vikas Gupta, director of Earth Infrastructure, says: "Sectors near the expressway are expected to become posh areas as this road will meet Diplomatic Enclave 2 in Dwarka. We can say that this area will become second to areas such as Shantiniketan and Vasant Vihar." The firm has recently launched a residential project, Earth Copia, in Sector 112.
"This area will get a boost by the expressway. Another good aspect for this area can be a proposal by the authorities to let developers do the sector roads. Though nothing has been finalized on this aspect, if this were to come about, then completion of sector roads will not be a problem here," says Vineet Relia, the chief executive officer of SARE India.
Navin M Raheja, the managing director of Raheja Group, says: "Sectors 81, 82, 85, 86, 90, 91, 92, 93 and 95 are around 3km from this expressway and buyers investing in these areas will be able to avoid traffic snarls at Gurgaon toll point during peak hours. For New Gurgaon, the government is planning of allow developers build sector roads."
"Government authorities in Gurgaon should choose from other best practices and aim at providing infrastructure at and around the Northern Peripheral Road before large-scale development takes place. This includes sector roads, water and sewerage mains, electric sub-stations etc. The biggest risk for any buyer in this area is potential delay in construction of the NPR which would further delay development in this area," said Vivek Dahiya, founder and CEO of Gen-Real Property Advisers (P) Ltd.
Navin says that the appreciation of property prices will be good near this area. A real estate analyst says: "Let us take the case of Mahindra Lifespaces which sold Mahindra Aura last year at Rs 2,275 per sq ft and now, when they launched Phase II of the project, the price was Rs 3,175 psf. This in itself shows the kind of appreciation the place has seen and also the rise in price property will witness here. It is believed that after the completion of this expressway, prices might touch Rs 5,000 psf mark."
Vijay Gupta, the managing director of Orris Infrastructure, says: "The proximity of these areas to Dwarka-Gurgaon link expressway will help the residents here bypass the traffic at Gurgaon toll near Delhi during peak hours. We are coming up with projects on more than 1,200 acres of the land bank located in these prime developing sectors."
New Gurgaon booming
with opportunities

V Square Development Company recently launched a commercial project, 114 Avenue, strategically located at a prime location in Sector 114 (Dwarka-Gurgaon expressway). Vivek Seth, the managing director of the firm, says: "Gurgaon has become one of the top destinations for residential and commercial purposes owing to its world-class infrastructure and amenities, connectivity with neighboring states and also because of the close proximity to IGI airport. Metro rail connectivity to Delhi is a lifeline."
Rakesh Yadav, the managing director of Antriksh Group, says that newly developing areas like the Sectors 80 to 93 in Gurgaon are an ideal showcase of the development in the region as lots of construction works are taking place here as it becomes a residential and commercial hub.
These sectors are also attracting attention as they are connected to major Industrial zones like Manesar, which houses leading industrial units like Honda, Maruti, etc.

No More Road Blocks: Expressway Work Finally Set To Start

The proposed 150etre wide and 18-km-long northern Peripheral Road PR) Expressway is finally set take off. The expressway was stuck in a legal wrangle between the government and the people whose houses needed to be emolished to construct it.

The Haryana government has formally approved a budgof Rs 132 crore for the project that was envisaged along with the 16-km-long Southern eripheral Road (SPR) in the master Plan 2021 notified three years ago in 2007.

The NPR is the widest expressway of the country.

The Haryana Urban evelopment Authority UDA) officials said since 14 km of the total NPR stretch was litgation-free, the work on it could start first at a budget of s 67 crore.

“After having received a green signal on the project for budget of Rs 132 crore, we ould soon float tenders for the 14km patch,“ said a senior UDA official.



He said the work on the rest 4-km stretch will start later hen the litigation on it and the disputes with the property owners was resolved.

The Haryana government as already released hundreds residential and commercial projects to private developers. It
has also taken about Rs 4,000 ore of external development charges from them for providing master infrastructure such roads, sewerage and drainage stem for the new projects.

It was out of acute pressure om the private developers that the Haryana government had tempted to get rid off the NPR project and had approached the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) urging it to take it over. However, the NHAI too had turned down the request.

According to the HUDA officials, the remaining 4-km patch had about 700 metres running through an SEZ, 1,175 metres in properties of Palam Vihar, 300 metres in village Kherki Daula and 1,000 metres in proposed railway over bridge.

The HUDA officials said the state government had offered plots to the property owners whose structures and land came under the alignment of the NPR in sector 45 under Ashiana Scheme and the disputes will soon be over paving way for the work to start on the rest of the stretch of NPR.
WORK BEGINS ON SPR Finally part of the work of construction of 90-metre wide Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) has taken off.

The road connects National Highway-8 with Faridabad Road and further MG Road.

Cutting of Aravali Hills and the earth work has started on the 2.1-km stretch between Sector 55/56 and Faridabad Road. It will be completed within four months.

According to HUDA officials has awarded the project costing Rs. 7.5 crore to a private company.

After its completion, the residents of DLF City (Phase -V), Sushant Lok-II and III, Sector 55/56/57 and other HUDA sectors of the area will get third direct connectivity with Faridabad Road. Currently there are two connecting roads through Sector 42 and 53.

The SPR and NPR together would form a ring around Gurgaon and connect Palam Vihar and MG Road through NH-8 near village Kherki Daula.

So far the town and country planning department has issued close to hundred licences to private sector developers for setting up residential and commercial projects along the expressways.

Since then, the developers have been pressuring the Haryana government to start the projects.

Ajit Singh, the owner of the company that received the project, said the work would have started had the permission to cut the Aravali Hills come in time from the Union Environment Ministry.

ON RIGHT TRACK 150-metre-w wide and 18-km long are the dimensions of the Northern Peripheral Road Rs 132 crore is the budget approved for the NPR project by the Haryana government The project was envisaged with the Southern Peripheral Road in Master Plan 2021 notified in 2007 90-metre is the SPR's width SPR connects NH-8 and with Faridabad Road and MG Road SPR and NPR will form a ring around Gurgaon. They will link Palam Vihar and MG Road via NH-8 near Kherki Daula village.


Source: Hindustan Times




SPR project hits legal hurdles

TNN, Sep 21, 2010, 02.34am IST

GURGAON: With Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) facing over a dozen land acquisition cases, progress of its ambitious Southern Periphery Road (SPR) has been reduced to snails pace. As part of the SPR project, the development authority plans to construct a 17-km-long road connecting Faridabad-Gurgaon stretch to National Highway-8.

Acknowledging that 14 court stay orders in different cases has slowed progress on the project, a senior HUDA official said: These cases have come in way of speeding construction activity of the SPR on the Gurgaon side of the project.

The list of litigants has names like M/s CRS Tower and several individual land owners. The 1.3-km-long problem stretch passes through areas like Sohna and connects to NH-8. The problem area in the SPR project falls on the most crucial section, which constitutes the last portion of the road. Unless the problems get resolved, the entire project will be affected, said the official.

HUDA superintending engineer R K Kakkar has written a letter to the development authoritys administrator asking him to take up the matter with higher authorities and clear the related hurdles.

HUDA had given the Rs 5.09-crore contract to Unitech limited to construct road on this stretch.

The tardy pace of construction on this section has also reportedly escalated the overall cost of the project.

The completion of the SPR project is crucial for decongesting traffic gridlock on IFFCO Chowk. At present, all traffic from Faridabad comes to MG road before heading towards the IFFCO crossing. Once, the SPR is complete, it would connect Faridabad to NH-8 through the Sohna-Gurgaon road, said the HUDA official.