Gurugram: The Union Road, Highways And Transport minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the six-lane Sohna Elevated Road on Monday, Gurugram MP and Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh.
The work on the 9km portion of the elevated road between Rajiv Chowk and Badshapur will be finished this week and the remaining portion of the road that connects Sohna and Badshapur was opened for commuters in April.
Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said, “The project has been completed at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore and will help to reduce the distance between Gurugram and Sohna by easing traffic movement. Road accidents along the stretch will also reduce because of this project”.
The road gives passengers a signal-free corridor bypassing junctions such as Vatika Chowk. For passengers who will come from Delhi, this road will give them quick passage to southern Gurugram and in advance to Alwar in Rajasthan.
Natives of the city were also got relieved that the project gets finally completed. Puja Gujral lives in sector 50 said “ The Sohna elevated road is a critical project and we are hopeful that it will resolve traffic congestions, not just on Sohna road but also at intersections like Vatika Chowk”.
The work on this elevated road firstly started in 2018, with a deadline of 25 months, and construction got delayed due to the pandemic. The ban on construction in NCR during polluted winter months, because of this shifting of infrastructure took place. Then in August 2020, a 40m-spine road near the 48 sector of Gurugram collapsed due to this there was a hold on the construction for up to a month.