New Delhi: The proposed widening of the key
Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, held up for several months, can be a
reality now with the MCD giving its nod to transferring to
NHAI a piece of its land which was falling on way.
The transfer of the land at Sultanpur, belonging to a MCD
primary school there, was approved by the Standing Committee
of the civic body at a meeting.
The six-laning of four-lane Mehrauli-Gurgaon road was to
be done before the Commonwealth Games last year. However, the
National Highway Authority of India observed that in some
stretches the right of way was insufficient to accommodate
uniform cross section of a six-lane carriageway. The NHAI had
then approached the MCD for the land, officials said.
The transfer of 110 sq metres land in one metre width
will help the completion of the project. "MCD can afford to
give NHAI a portion of the land as the primary school there
has a big campus," they said.