Footbridges: GMDA plans to construct 5 footbridges to tackle traffic gridlock in Gurgaon. Gurgaon News


GURGAON: To enhance pedestrian safety and ease traffic flow, the GMDA has planned to construct a foot over bridge on the arterial stretch of the Old Delhi-Gurgaon road near the Maruti factory. The Metropolitan Authority has engaged a consultant to prepare a detailed project report for the foot over bridge. The move will help deal with congestion and ensure smooth traffic in an area that is usually heavily trafficked. The project will be financed through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Apart from this, four more footbridges are planned on major busy routes in the city, including Raheja Mall on Sohna Road, near Fortis Hospital, Shitla Mata Mandir and Sector 14 Market. The estimated cost of these four footbridges is Rs 16.4 crore and the project will take 18 months to complete after the commencement of work. Tenders for the project have been floated and the process is expected to be completed in the next three months. Officials said the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road footover bridge is important considering the number of factory workers using the stretch along with employees in other establishments. in Udyat Vihar and residents of Sukhrali, Carterpuri and Malaira. The GMDA has been planning the project since 2021, but could not decide on the construction model. “We have engaged an agency to prepare a DPR that will include structural design, safety measures and impact on traffic flow. The footbridge will provide a safe crossing point for the many workers and residents who will use this road. Once the DPR is completed and approved, we will float the tender,” said a senior GMDA official.

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