Road from Badkhal Morh to Bypass road to be four lane

13 Jan 2014,Hindustan Times,HT Live

A wider road will definitely bring relief. Traffic on this road is bound to increase. DINESH GARG, Sector 19 RWA

To reduce congestion on the road from Badkhal Morh to the Bypass Road dividing Sectors 19 and 28, Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) has proposed its widening to have four lanes for up and down movement of the vehicles.

Some residents of Sector 28 have fenced the greenbelts behind their houses.

As of now, the road sees heavy movement of vehicles and it gets choked during peak traffic hours.

The situation is going to worsen in the years to come when Greater Faridabad across the Agra Canal gets developed to accommodate thousands of families there.

The road will serve as an important link between Faridabad and Greater Faridabad as irrigation department, Haryana is going to construct a bridge near Sector 29 linking the Bypass Road with Greater Faridabad.

MCF executive engineer DR Bhaskar said there is a scope for the widening of the road from the Badkhal Morh to the Bypass Road touching Sectors 19, 28, 29, Bhur Colony and Baselwa Colony. “Some of the house owners in Sector 28 have opened their rear gates and are maintaining lawns on the public land, which is against the building bylaws. There is a possibility of widening of the road on the northern side,” he said.

Bhaskar said the private agency that had been engaged to conduct the feasibility of the project has submitted its report. “The agency has done the soil testing of the area and after completing the survey has also made the site plan. After getting the design made, we will prepare estimates for the work,” he said.

Welcoming the move, Subodh Nagpal, general secretary of the residents’ welfare association, Sector 29 (HUDA), said it was a much-needed step.

“The vehicular movement slows down as soon as one enters the road dividing Sectors 19 and 28 from Badkhal Morh as some of the residents of Sector 28 have fenced the green belts behind their houses,” he sadi.

“The congestion continues on the stretch from the intersection of Sectors 28 and 29 up to the Bypass Road as a lot of commercial activity is going on the public land. Some of the traders dump their building material for sale along the road,” he added.

Echoing similar views, Dinesh Garg, an executive member of the residents’ welfare association (RWA), Sector 19 said, “A wider road will definitely bring relief. The traffic on this road is bound to increase in a year. Metro rail is reaching Faridabad in a year and it will have a station near Badkhal Morh.”

“Once Greater Faridabad is developed, the people residing in the upcoming sectors across the Agra Canal will also use this road as Old Faridabad market is also situated along the road,” he added.

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