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Traffic overload takes a toll on SPR, work to strengthen road on cards

Gurgaon: A survey of the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) has revealed that the road is witnessing injury because of overload, prompting GMDA to take up a venture to fortify the road. The detailed venture record (DPR) is already beneath procedure, in step with sources within the authority.
A feasibility find out about executed by way of GMDA earlier this yr revealed that many trucks had been the use of the SPR to move from Gurgaon to Faridabad, leading to heavy visitors load at the highway. According to GMDA officers, the road was developed to undergo a visitors load of around 8 tonnes however recently it is witnessing a 34-tonne load.

The authority is now drawing up an elaborate plan to fortify the road which was opened to visitors simplest two years ago in 2017 by way of Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP). “We are running at the DPR for strengthening the road however we can not be capable to share the specifics, until it is licensed,” said a senior GMDA reliable.

When a highway is partially damaged, restore paintings is carried out on several layers of the road, which is called highway strengthening. The carriageway of SPR for visitors from Gurgaon to Faridabad has been badly damaged, in step with the officers. The other carriageway has much less injury, they said.

According to GMDA chief engineer Jitender Mittal, the burden recently witnessed by way of the road is nearly four times what was predicted whilst the affect of the burden is 16 times, which has brought about critical injury to the road.

GMDA sources said no less than two underpasses or flyovers might be proposed at two junctions of the road, including Vatika Chowk, at the side of the strengthening venture.

The proposal is anticipated to be tabled in the upcoming assembly of GMDA in the first week of March.

Earlier, NewsTread reported that Public Works Department (PWD) minister Rao Narbir Singh had a proposal to make the SPR signal-free and construct an underpass or flyover on the vital junctions of the road.

According to sources, the flyover/underpass venture would price around Rs 600 crore.

Sources added that some builders who had invested at the SPR not too long ago lobbied for a singal-free highway, as well.

Transport professionals, alternatively, expressed issues over the proposal, pronouncing the road was developed simplest two years ago and as an alternative of spending more cash on making it signal-free, the federal government must put money into strengthening public delivery in the space.

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