The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) aforementioned it’ll presently construct a duct or a tunnel of nearly five hundred metres to require the high-transmission overhead power cables at Iffco Chowk underground. For the NHAI, taking the 220 kV (kV) lines underground is crucial for sleek and uninterrupted construction of the elevated turnabout it’s developing with at the spot.

The NHAI can ought to take away twelve tall electricity towers that ar on the left of the national main road (NH) eight close to Iffco Chowk whereas coming back from metropolis to Gurgaon.

The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN), that is that the steward authority of the high-transmission lines, must provide permission to the highways authority to shift the cables. The permission has been unfinished for a minute, in line with AN NHAI official.

Anil Yadav, superintending engineer (SE), HVPN, Gurgaon, said, “We have sent the proposal to the headquarters and hope to induce approval in a very day or 2. There ar twelve towers that may be removed and therefore the line are going to be placed underground through a duct. this is often a significant task and NHAI can execute the work.”

The NHAI is constructing 2 elevated U-turns on each the metropolis and Gurgaon sides of the Iffco Chowk flyover.

Once the turnabout is made, commuters coming back from Sukhrali can ought to take a left flip at Iffco Chowk and drive three hundred metres to the metropolis aspect to require the turnabout and cross NH-8. The NHAI is constructing an analogous elevated turnabout on the Gurgaon aspect of the flyover too.

“Due to the presence of the high-transmission cables, NHAI’s work on the turnabout (on metropolis side) has been disturbed for the past 2 months. we’ve spoken with the HVPN ANd hope for an approval letter presently. we’ve to get rid of twelve electricity towers and take the road underground. Once we tend to get the nod, it’ll take 3 to four months to execute the work. Despite continual reminders, the HVPN has delayed approval,” aforementioned Ashok Kumar Sharma, project director, NHAI, Gurgaon.