In a recently held meeting, the Haryana Government has finally given its approval on the widening of Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) which is also popularly known as Golf Course Extension Road. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) was tabled during the cabinet meeting of the Haryana Government.
According to the officials, the government has also sanctioned construction of two underpasses and three flyovers over the road that will transform SPR into a six-lane corridor.
The new signal-free corridor will help in smoothening of traffic flow between Faridabad, Sohna, and Manesar via Gurgaon. In the next few months, the Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will be going to float the tender for the same and the work will be completed in the next two years. Therefore, the authority is trying to start the construction work by November end this year.
Sources from GMDA said, “The first underpass will be developed at the Vatika Chowk intersection, while the second one will be built at the junction of Sector 55/56 near Ghata village. The three flyovers will be constructed at Rajesh Pilot Chowk, Tighra Mor, and the Sector 49/50 crossing respectively.”
The DPR which was prepared by the GMDA has been divided into two parts. In the first stretch, the 8 km-long stretch between Ghata village and Vatika Chowk will be developed at an expected cost of Rs 282 Crore. The second part will deal with development from Vatika Chowk to NH-48.
The 13 km long South Peripheral Road connects Gurgaon and Faridabad and then merges with NH-48. The road witnesses heavy traffic during peak hours around sector-25 and nearby areas.