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NHAI Starts Work To Shift Overhead Power Lines Underground At Iffco Chowk

Decks are cleared to shift hanging overhead transmission (HT) line underground associated move for the development of an elevated turnabout current on the National main road close to ABW Tower at Iffco Chowk. The HT line was clogging construction of a ramp of the turnabout in a very roughly 200-metre space, from Old Delhi to Gurgaon.

The line belongs to Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) and therefore the National Highways Authority of Asian nation (NHAI) required permission for its removal or shifting from alignment of the turnabout. within the absence of adequate house or land for shifting the road, there was very little headway on whether or not the overhead cables ought to be buried underneath the surface. The HVPN took nearly 9 months to permit the NHAI to place the cables underground through a duct of roughly four hundred metres.

“Construction of the duct is underneath means and that we area unit appreciative to the HVPN for permitting United States of America to resume the work that was delayed by many months. the price of the project is calculable at ₹34 large integer and duct are prepared in but a month,” Ashok Kumar Sharma, project director, NHAI, said.

Due to construction of the turnabout on New Hampshire at Iffco Chowk, the road breadth here has expanded to the inexperienced belt wherever the high cable was falling in its alignment.

About a year past, the NHAI had submitted its arrange to the Haryana government for removal of high tension line and alternative utilities falling in alignment of underpasses, flyover and elevated U-turns at Iffco Chowk, Signature Tower, Rajiv Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk. NHAI officers aforementioned the elevated turnabout construction is complete except within the portion the high transmission wires — on the Old Delhi Gurgaon freeway.

There area unit twelve such tall towers (electricity poles) of high cable that area unit on the left of NH-8 close to Iffco Chowk for those heading from Old Delhi to Gurgaon. “We submitted a revised estimate to the NHAI per week past,” Anil Yadav, superintending engineer, HVPN, said.

Gurgaon traffic drawback may be a huge challenge for the native administration and conjointly for the regime. Earlier on Gregorian calendar month ten, Rajesh Khullar, principal secretary to Haryana government, had asked the native administration to get rid of wires before Gregorian calendar month thirty one and pursued identical on priority.

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