THE TIMES OF INDIA
April 9, 2011
DWARKA GURGAON LINK EXPRESSWAY
Dwarka-Gurgaon Link Expressway will help residents and commuters bypass the traffic at Gurgaon toll near Delhi during peak hours. A. K. TIWARY writes
Its boom time with development taking place near the Dwarka-Gurgaon Link Expressway (Northern Peripheral Road or NRR). Land around 16km stretch has already been acquired out of the total 18km stretch and work has been allotted and work near the Basai village has already commenced. Just like the 1990s saw focus on providing access to the Maruti Udyog factory along the old highway to the current NH 8, the same exuberance is expected in the case of the NPR.
The shift to the NPR is solely because it will provide faster access to the airport; it will connect to the 100m wide road proposed in the new master plan; it will reach Delhi near Dwarka Phase II (which houses the proposed diplomatic enclave) and the current Metro corridor (the Metro corridor has been proposed parallel to the road).
Arun Kotwal, CEO of Sidhartha Group, says that the road starts from Dwarka and crosses Bijwasan, New Palam Vihar, Kherki Daula and finally meets at NH 8, Sectors that are going to reap rich dividends are Sectors 99-113 and Sector 83 and 84. There will be a commercial belt touching Sectors 105, 106, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112 and 113 with Sectors 100 and 101 being for public utilities. And then Sector 114 and 88 are fully commercial. Other residential sector that are a little away from the expressway but will benefit from it are Sectors 81-86, 89-93, and 95.
Developers in these sectors are Emaar MGF 9Sectors 107, 102, 103, 99, 82, 84), Sobha Developers (Babupur and Bajghera), Orris Infrastructure, Antriksh Group, Sidhartha Group (Sector 95,103), Puri Construction (village Chauma), BPTP (Sector 99, 102, 104, 113),Raheja (village Pawla), Uppal Housing (Sector 99), Mahindra Lifepaces ( Sector 110A), Bestech (Sectors 81,82,92), Vatika (Sector 82,83). Recently, Sidhartha Group launched Estella in sector 103.
"This area will get a boost owing to the expressway. Another good aspect for this area can be proposal by the authorities to let developers do the sector roads. Through anything has not been finalized on this aspect, yet if this happens then completion of sector roads will not be a problem here"
Arun Kotwal Says.
Vijay Gupta, MD of Orris Infrastructure, says: "Another factor is the proximity of these areas to Dwarka- Gurgaon link expressway, which will help residents here bypass the traffic at Gurgaon toll near Delhi during peak hours. We are coming up with assets of more than 1,200 acres of land bank located in prime developing sectors.
"Sectors 81, 82, 85, 86, 90, 91, 92, 93 and 95 are around 3km from this expressway and buyers investing in these areas will be able to avoid traffic snarls at Gurgaon toll during peak hours. For New Gurgaon, government is thinking of giving the work of sector roads to developers".
Vivek Dahiya, founder and CEO of GenReal Property Adviser (P) Ltd, says: " Government authorities in Gurgaon should choose from other best practices and aim at providing infrastructure at and around the Northern Periphery Road before large scale development takes place. This includes sector roads, water and sewerage main, electric sub-sections. Etc. The biggest risk for any buyer in this area is potential delay in construction of the NPR, which would further depay development in this area".
Anil Sharma, CMD of Amrapali Group, says:
"Gurgaon has become one of the top destinations because of the world-class infrastructure and amenities, transportation facilities with other neighboring states and also because of the close proximity to IGI airport and the Metro rail connectivity to Delhi."
Rakesh Yadav, MD of Antriksh Group, says:
"New areas like sector 80-93 at Gurgaon are an ideal showcase of the development in the region as lots of construction works in taking place here and turning dential and commercial hub. These sectors also attract special attention being connected to major industrial zones of Manesar, which houses some leading industrial units of Honda, Maruti, among others."