6 March 2017, Gurgaon: HUDA has started the work on the remaining part of the SPR (Southern Peripheral Road) of Gurgaon. The only obstacle which delayed the project was the rehabilitation of the oustees of Ranbir Ki Dhani. With this being taken care of, the project is expected to be completed in the next one month.
After completion, the project will significantly reduce the traffic problems in the new sectors such as sectors 58 to 80. The road will connect the Golf Course Road to NH-8 that will also reduce the traffic load on the Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway. The completion of this project is considered as a catalyst for the growth of real estate projects along the SPR as well.
The SPR starts from Gurgaon-Faridabad Road near Ghata and connects to NH-8 near Kherki Daula via Sohna Road. This project was held up due to rehabilitation issues of 14 oustees at Ranbir Ki Dhani that was blocking an 800-metre stretch of the road. The oustees were relocated by HUDA in sector 49, Gurgaon in the first week of March but the remaining structures were demolished only a few days ago. The rehabilitation has paved the way for an important infrastructural project of the city. The road is also expected to improve the connectivity of Golf Course Road, Faridabad Road, Sohna Road and nearby areas.
The residents of sectors 58 to 80 in Gurgaon have welcomed the project as it will be a considerable time saver for people living along the SPR and also make it convenient for them to access other parts of the National Capital Region. After completion, the vehicles coming from Faridabad and Golf Course Road would not have to take the longer scenic route but can get directly to the NH-8 near Kherki Daula.