India’s leading real estate group DLF, will work in a joint venture with Haryana Urban Development Authority to build a 16-line freeway in Delhi’s suburbs. DLF has majority of its stakes in Gurgao, and the 8.3 km long highway will connect the company’s Gateway Tower in Cyber City to the Golf Course Road. The proposed plan is claimed to reduce the infrastructural distress within the economy.
According to the proposed plan, the two companies will sum up Rs 400-600 crores to develop the project, while the freeway is expected to be functional in 36 months. Architecturally speaking, the 16-lane highway is a complex network including, eight underpasses and a long flyover. This will reduce the time from the Gurgaon toll plaza to the Golf Course Road to seven minutes, from the agonizing 30 minutes currently.
As a part of the rapid growing metro, the project will work toward developing six-lane carriageways on both sides of NH-8; from the toll plaza to the DLF Square building to streamline traffic, before feeding into the 16-lane road. To reduce jamming and to assist commuters in the Cyber City area, where DLF has its workplace located, the company is working towards the country’s first private rapid metro rail project. This will link the Delhi metro to the workplace region in the Cyber City, and is expected to be operational by mid 2013.
For a detailed study of the city, studying the traffic flow, infrastructure facility and urban planning improvements of Gurgaon, DLF has appointed global design and planning firm, AECOM. Based on the data collected from the study, the final design plan of the project has been prepared. Several constructional corporations have shown interest in participating in the project, including Lanco, Larsen & Toubro and Punj Lloydh, while the bidding is still under process.