Lockdowns, rains, winters delayed the project: GMDA
Gurugram, Feb. 12 (Delhi Crown): The HUDA City Centre Chowk in front of the last metro station near Sushant Lok-1, Gurugram, will be fully operational by March-end. Work at the site has been going on for almost two years now.
The nearly Rs 45 crores project was initiated in 2019 with an initial deadline of one year. Deadlines have been shifted a couple of time, even as the latest deadline of February 10 too could not be met.
Officials at the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) said that repeated lockdowns over the past two years, rains and recently the acute winter conditions played a spoilsport in getting the job-work completed on time.
“Some bituminous road work, laying of footpaths, and tasks such as plantation and construction of footpaths are remaining. Bituminous work was hampered due to intense cold over the past few weeks,” said a GMDA official.
The GMDA is supposed to construct a 705-metre-long unidirectional underpass for vehicles moving from the Signature Towers side towards Subhash Chowk and a 269.5-metre-long bidirectional flyover between Hussain Marg and the road towards Signature Towers.
Besides, two foot-overbridges are also to be constructed at the intersection – one on the road towards Signature Towers and the other on the road towards IFFCO Chowk.
The GMDA official added that all the job works will be completed and the project will be commissioned by March-end.