A month after the official opening of the Gurugram-Sohna national highway, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has opted to beautify the 22-kilometer stretch by planting shrubs.
Earlier this year, Gurugram Member of Parliament (MP) Rao Inderjit Singh proposed to the GMDA that the city’s highways be beautified.
According to authorities familiar with the situation, the MP explicitly asked personnel from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) about the plans for beautifying of the Gurugram-Sohna national highway.
How GMDA Would Now Beautify All National Highways?
However, NHAI officials indicated that this was not included in the scope of the NHAI contract for the project, and that these activities might be performed by the GMDA.
“The Minister then mandated that GMDA conduct beautification and landscaping activities along all national highways running through Gurugram if NHAI does not do so.
In accordance with these directives, the GMDA would now beautify all national highways that run through Gurugram, with the NHAI providing no objection certificates (NOCs) in this regard “Subhash Chander Yadav, additional chief executive officer of the urban environment division, stated.
NHAI Has Already Granted Permission To GMDA To Plant Shrubs
According to officials, the GMDA will begin work on the Gurugram-Sohna national highway, for which the NHAI has already granted permission. “We’ll be working on the road beneath the elevated structure.
There is an open space on the median, particularly between Subhash Chowk and Badshahpur. We plan to plant shrubs. There are no plans for plantation along the highway’s major corridor “Yadav added.