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  • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

    News coming from all directions about various developments in the Dwarka region and all of them sounds good for the NPR.

    In my opinion the best news in the last few days is the declaration of the entire stretch from haryana border to NH8 from dwarka link road to NH8 as part of this new national highway. It would have been weird if the NH8A comes and terminates bang in the middle of the sector 21.It really demonstrates complete planning and proves that the last few days' announcements are not just publicity gimmicks.

    While I do see a lot of us getting discouraged about the pace in which this is all going (slow), I must also point out any time invested at this stage would be in the best interest of the all round development of the neighborhood. Because planning is the key and any haphazard/work around solution merely done to speed up the present deadlock without a robust long term plan will ruin the prospects of the area in a few years. Also in tracking the pace of developments, we should actually start thinking that NPR ( or NH8A) is actually born only on the day that it came out of litigation. The rest of dates are irrelevant in history.

    Also in this country, things like this is unheard of, such quick handover by the land owning agency to NHAI and PMO itself getting involved in monitoring projects like ECC etc. is simply a giant leap for our country. Lets give credit to the executive where they deserve. Many may say - that's what governments are supposed to do in the first place. But the fact is that in India, governments are never used to this type of aggressive push from the top level political bosses and pushed by the Head of State himself. Lets not underestimate this phase of history of this country, which is redefining the way an executive operates.

    At some point I had become hopeless too that the decision to move to sector 111 (eventually) was a total failure, but today, I am confident that things are back in track and way better than what the plan was even when NPR was announced.

    I would strongly recommend the Mods that the title of thread be reconsidered to reflect the change in character of this road from being a peripheral road to that of a national Highway. However for search optimisation sake we should have all parameters with which users may query.

    "NPR / DEW is now NH8A - Status and Developments"

    That will bring the clutch of development along the Dwarka region within the active subject of this thread, and in reality the dwarka region with these development is going to be a big mover of employment and driver of this micromarket. Remember Saket in 1994-95 to 2000 when the district centre and the malls were planned and eventually executed in 6-8 years. Now the area is a gold mine of sorts, but due to bad planning of road geometry and khirki village etc. roads are unable to be widened and the area remains a mess all day and a nightmare for drivers. But still due to lack of comparable alternatives, people still throng the area. Imagine the same x 100 times and well planned and scalable, right next to the airport, railway terminal, metro and Bus terminal. That's like putting Airport, New Delhi station, Kashmere gate, Pragati Maidan, Chanakya puri and Rajiv Chowk all in one place.
    Last edited by Bala2107; April 3 2016, 09:27 AM.

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    • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

      I have a feeling that dwarka sector 21 intersection will have a clover leaf/grade separator for seamless connectivity. especially because of the ECC and the ISBT, this may be a pre-requisite, with buses and passenger traffic clogging the intersection. Hope to see this announcement soon.
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      • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

        Originally posted by Bala2107 View Post
        I have a feeling that dwarka sector 21 intersection will have a clover leaf/grade separator for seamless connectivity. especially because of the ECC and the ISBT, this may be a pre-requisite, with buses and passenger traffic clogging the intersection. Hope to see this announcement soon.
        Second you in your thoughts & opine ...but as u have on so many occasions said ...it has to be a necessity to be built.

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        • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

          Sir, absolutely, we need these to be executed for it have any sense. However, in my experience, getting a master plan sanctioned and approved is more than half way through. It also allows for keeping the land and other resources (like services/utiliites lines etc) on standby/reserve. for instance look at the 3 under passes and many flyovers that are being put in place on NH8, they are coming ad-hoc and as and when required. Land for every project there is in a legal tangle, service lines criss crossing preventing the works and time lost in shifting them etc. that makes the projects costly and sometimes even unviable.

          So while I would be more than happy to see a straight road currently, in 5 years I will be jumpy and feel that these bottlenecks should have been taken into account. At that time, we will realise that the land where these will need to be built have been given to schools, hospitals, power stations or worse to religious institutions. which means that they cannot be shifted and there goes our development work. As human beings our priorities change in no time, currently we only yearn for a connectivity, in 1 year we will want utilities, signals and lighting, in 2 years we will need malls and commercial infra, then we will need flyovers and ROBs and underpases, so if the plan and the necessary land for these are acquired now and kept on reserve to be used ONLY for these, then it will be great.

          But yes, as of now we all need to action on ground. where are JCBs and dredging equipments ?

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          • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

            Originally posted by Bala2107 View Post
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            "NPR / DEW is now NH8A - Status and Developments"
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            Bala2107,

            NH8A is already existed in Gujarat. I think Dwarka Expressway might have some other NHX8 or NH8X name, still not decided.


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            • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

              Designer; - well said. I think even DDA has'nt figured it out yet. They have said NH8A in their letter to NHAI. Yeah lets see, that name does't this stretch get. Although symbolic, its important to see this announcement getting made. thanks for pointing that out.
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              • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

                Bala2107;, Appreciate your thought on a clover leaf at UER II & DEW junction and agreed it will be needed from day one once DEW and UER II are fully operational. However the situation we see at many intersections in Delhi or India is different. Great to see Hero Honda chowk flyover/ underpass is coming now but after 8 years of wait. Hope to see a clover leaf at UER II & NH8 crossing (near Shiv Murti). Cyber city mess is all known for years and still there are hurdles without hurdles. Many things built but nothing built situation. Khirki Dhaula will need a clover leaf at one stage. We can hope for good but when.... a big question.

                Kaam bahut hain, aadmi kam hain ?

                Builders are paid by investors but still sites are turned into ghost houses. Bad thing, we can't do anything.

                Something good coming from government is just a bonus
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                • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

                  Thanks mkg007;. You are an asset to this forum!
                  Last edited by MANOJa; April 3 2016, 12:40 PM. Reason: User tagging.

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                  • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

                    Originally posted by Cookie
                    Bala Ji

                    NH tag doesn't matter and Cant be magnet for development. It only sounds soothing to ears.

                    What matters most is Toll Removal and immediate connectivity to NH 8.

                    I am still pessimistic for this area. Nothing Will happen remarkable on ground in the next 4-5 years.
                    Well I agree with you that NH status isnt a magnet however it does matter in a few under mentioned ways :-
                    1. The road will now get dedicated funds for maintenance and recarpeting and have to meet highway norms
                    2. Since the road is to be connected to an existing NH , the proceedings should be smooth instead of a tussle as it happens between state and centre functionaries.
                    3. NHAI has deep pockets and capabilities of receiving and generating funds as contrary to HUDA.
                    4. NHAI projects involving other central govt. Agencies are the ones which at times get delayed like railways , defence etc and in this case its DDA which doesn't seem to be having intrests in hindrances in this project.
                    5. Notwithstanding the main issue still will be land acquisition for NHAI. I hope some strong will and fund flow backs up the administrative officer whom NHAI appoints for this project .
                    6. You have all the reasons to be pessimistic Sir , however after a long lull there is at least some sound to be heard . Satisfaction levels in fighting a battle are still better than surrendering. So we might as well fight. Cheers.

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                    • Re : NPR - Northern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon Updates

                      Originally posted by Cookie
                      There are expressways better maintained than so many Highways in our country.


                      Yes Its altogether different thing that HUDA is so inefficient to maintain roads and expressways.

                      What happened to Dharuhera that is also on NH8?
                      Agree with you . However the choice was HUDA vs NHAI as you yourself have mentioned. I wish it was L&T or DMRC and they built roads.

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