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Sanath Road being redesigned to be more pedestrian and cyclist friendly

Sanath Road being redesigned to be more pedestrian and cyclist friendly

The 2.5km Sanath Road, which connects Atlas Chowk on NH-48 with the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, is being redesigned at a cost of ₹10.49 crore to…

Thursday, Nov 17

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The 2.5km Sanath Road, which connects Atlas Chowk on NH-48 with the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, is being redesigned at a cost of ₹10.49 crore to make it more cyclist and pedestrian friendly, said officials, adding that the redesigned road will be opened to users by December this year.

Anath Road, in addition to being a transit hub for travellers between Delhi and Udyog Vihar, is also a commercial hub with offices of numerous MNCs. According to a 2017 survey by a private company, Nagarro, over 1,500 cyclists and 4,500 pedestrians use the stretch every day. It is being redeveloped as a model road and is the second such redesign in the city after the redesign of Iffco Chowk.

Officials said the redesigning of the road will help in making it congestion free. The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Raahagiri Foundation have prepared the redesign plan, said officials, adding that the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will complete sewer work within a month and lay a new sewer line along the carriageway as well as strengthening and cleaning the existing sewer lines.

“Overhead power lines are being shifted underground by Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), and since the work is running behind schedule, officials concerned have been instructed to complete the work at the earliest,” said Gurugram deputy commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav, adding that Raahgiri Foundation will develop the footpath, cycle tracks, rain garden and landscaping of green belt.

Yadav also visited the stretch to review the work progress on Thursday and […]

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