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The NCRTC suggests rerouting the RRTS to follow the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.

The proposed proposal is for an alignment along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway that runs from Aerocity to Rajiv Chowk via Cyber City.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), the organization building the corridor, has moved a proposal to change the alignment of the Gurugram-SNB section to take it along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, officials in the know said. This could delay the proposed 107 km Rapid Rail Transport System (RRTS) project between Delhi, Gurugram, and Behror.

The route of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway will be changed from the previous alignment, which traveled through Kapashera, Udyog Vihar, Atul Kataria Chowk, Maharana Pratap Chowk, Signature Tower, and Rajiv Chowk, to one that will run from Aerocity to Rajiv Chowk via Cyber City.

If authorized, this new path will likely be advantageous to a sizable population that lives along the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road and in Old Gurugram and has been waiting years for both the Metro and Rapid Rail projects.

The RRTS corridor will be built by the NCRTC over the course of three phases. First, a 107 km section through Gurugram, Manesar, Panchgaon, and Rewari would be built between Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi and Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror (SNB) Urban Complex, right before Bawal in Haryana.

According to the information provided by the Haryana government in May of this year, when the project was approved, the line would be extended from SNB to Sotanala in the second phase, passing through Shahjahanpur, Neemrana, and Behror. In the third phase, the stretch from SNB to Alwar would be built.

However, in a letter to the Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation Limited dated August 30, 2023, Anil Kumar Shrangarya, director of projects for the NCRTC, stated that the “approved RRTS alignment between Aerocity and Rajiv Chowk passes through Kapashera border, Udyog Vihar, Atul Kataria Chowk, and Sector 16 station.” The secretary of MOHUA [the ministry of housing and urban affairs] had, however, wanted to look into the possibility of taking the alignment via Cyber City-Iffco Chowk.

The letter said, “Since NHAI in 2017–18 did not agree to the earlier plan of taking RRTS elevated alignment via Cyber City, the present concept and alignment was considered with NHAI in detail.

It was also stated that during a meeting with the chairman and managing director of the NCRTC on August 24, 2023, NHAI promised to settle the outstanding concerns under the condition that the right-of-way and land availability issues are resolved.

In this letter, the NCRTC lists several problems, including the need for private, licensed land along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and the existence of heavy load power lines along the proposed alignment.

The firm intends to build an underground station at Cyber City, according to the NCRTC letter, and 6500 square meters of land is needed for that. It additionally intended to construct an elevated station at Iffco Chowk, for which land from both private landowners and state government organizations is necessary.

Karan Singh, director (operations and business development), HMRTC, responded that a plan to change the alignment is under discussion but has not yet been finalized when questioned about the proposed adjustment.

Source- Hindustan times

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