Gurugram Metropolitan Development (GMDA) is expected to start renovating an important 5.6 kilometer road connecting Rampura Chowk on National Road (NH) 48 and Pataudi Road starting next month.

The route carries heavy traffic from Pataudi and the Western Peripheral Highway towards the new Gurugram sectors. For those traveling from Jaipur to Delhi on the NH 48, the route will serve as an alternative to bypassing the heavily congested Kherki Daula toll and will allow easier access for residents of the Dwarka Expressway.

Currently, the route is designed as a “sector-separating street” that runs through residential sectors such as sectors 81, 81A, 82, 82A, 85, 86, 89 and 90. It’s littered with potholes that are badly broken and bumpy, extremely difficult to drive. It’s also poorly lit, with multiple dark sections.

GMDA officials said they will rebuild the road because their existing base cannot handle the large volume of vehicles, especially the weight of heavy vehicles that are causing it to deteriorate.

As part of the construction, GMDA will upgrade the route to a six-lane road with side streets running parallel to each other, cycle paths and footpaths on both sides of the street.

“The tendering process has started and all submitted offers will be opened on May 5th. Then a contractor is completed. We want to start construction on site by the end of May, ”said Shweta Sharma, chief engineer, Infrastructure Division 1, GMDA, who is overseeing the project.

On Thursday, GMDA opened offers for this project to potential contractors.

“We gave the concessionaire 18 months to complete the project. In addition to cycle paths, footpaths, side streets; In this project, three roundabouts and two T-junctions are also being refurbished, ”said Sharma.

GMDA officials said the final contractor will hold the route for a period of four years after construction.

According to GMDA representatives, in addition to the development of green belts, LED street lights will also be installed along the six-kilometer route as part of this project.

They went on to say that the drains are directed so that rainwater is splashed onto green belts first before it is directed towards storm sewers.

According to the GMDA draft plan, each lane will be approximately 5.6 kilometers long and 14 meters wide. The five-kilometer long footpath and bike path will be two meters and 2.5 meters wide on each side. The service lane will be around 5.2 kilometers long and 5.5 meters wide.

The entire project is expected to cost around £57 crore, officials said.