Hindustan Times: July 05,2017

Report ready for elevated corridor on Sohna Road. NHAI said that the elevated road project is being pursued on priority

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said the detailed project report (DPR) of the proposed five kilometers elevated corridor on Sohna Road is ready and can be sent to the ministry of road, transport and highways for approval in a day or two.

The NHAI said the elevated corridor process is being taken up on priority basis to decongest the traffic between Gurgaon and Alwar via Sohna. The immediate and maximum benefit of the corridor will be for the local traffic of the residential and commercial establishments along the Sohna Road.

“Consultant has submitted us the DPR. We are examining it and we will send to the MoRTH soon for final approval,” said Dinesh Yadav, general manager (GM) Nhai Gurgaon, refusing to reveal details of DPR before approval from the Ministry.

The GM said, “I can just say the elevated corridor will start from Subhash Chowk and it will land somewhere on the Sohna Road after Badshahpur village.”

The residents of Sohna Road said elevated corridor would bring relief. It will be the second longest elevated corridor in the state following 10-km long Panipat elevated corridor.

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Financial Express: March 25, 2017

Haryana to have shortest, widest NH in the world, says Public Works Minister Rao Narbir Singh. Metro rail service has also been proposed along the road and every station will have a parking facility for 500 cars, the minister said.

Haryana would soon have the widest and shortest National Highway (NH) in the world with 16 lanes in a 3-km stretch, state Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh said today. The minister said the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the proposed elevated National Highway, costing around Rs 700 crore, has already been prepared, an official release said here quoting Singh.

“The three kilometre road with 16 lanes will be built on the Sohna Road in Gurgaon. It will be the shortest and widest National Highway in the world,” he said after hearing public grievances at a meeting in Gurgaon.

“The Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, would lay the foundation stone of the National Highway next month,” he said. Metro rail service has also been proposed along the road and every station will have a parking facility for 500 cars, the minister said.

“Concerted efforts are being made to extend the metro rail line ending at HUDA City Centre to Subhash Chowk,” he said.

Hindustan Times: January 25, 2017

Gurgaon: Highways authority to construct 16-km elevated corridor on Sohna Road

Travelling between Gurgaon and Alwar in Rajasthan via Nuh in Mewat on Sohna Road is set to become smooth as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is mulling to revise an old plan of constructing a 5.5-km elevated corridor and extending it to 16.5 km.

Travelling between Gurgaon and Alwar in Rajasthan via Nuh in Mewat on Sohna Road is set to become smooth as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is mulling to revise an old plan of constructing a 5.5-km elevated corridor and extending it to 16.5 km.

The road from Rajiv Chowk to Sohna, popularly known as Sohna Road, is now National Highway 248 and it extends till Alwar in Rajasthan.

“The detailed project report (DPR) on the 5.5-km road was almost ready as work on it was underway for the last six months. Now, the NHAI is thinking of extending the elevated corridor plan to 16.5 km but a final decision is yet to be taken,” an NHAI official said. The entire project, including construction of the elevated road and road widening till Alwar, would roughly cost Rs 1100 crore, the official said.

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The Times of India: April 2, 2014

Sohna no longer poor cousin of Gurgaon

Sohna is to Gurgaon what Gurgaon is to Delhi. Sohna Road, which once used to be the other end of Gurgaon, is now the hottest destination in the town after MG Road. The bumpy two-lane road has been replaced by a six-lane highway which is busy 24x7.

The housing and commercial development has almost reached Sohna town, leading to a spectacular rise in property prices and there are many rags-to-riches stories one hears about sitting at one of the tea shops in the town. A decade ago, one could buy a piece of land at the rate of just Rs 3,000 per square yard but now the same chunk of land costs Rs 40,000 per square yard.

As one drives down on Sohna Road, there are quite a few impressive structures on both sides of the road - an international university, renowned schools, fancy shopping malls and tall housing apartments, most of which are nearing completion.

However, as one reaches the town, the roads are not in the best of conditions. But not many seem to be complaining about them. Maybe, in their newly acquired SUVs they don't get to feel the bumps like before.

Economic Times: Jul 28, 2016

Sohna in Gurgaon to urbanise in next 7 years: Report

About 13,000 housing units are expected to be developed at Sohna in Gurgaon by 2020 while the location is expected to rise steadily on the livability index in 5-7 years, property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said in a report today. 

In its latest report, commissioned by the realtors' body CREDAI, the consultant said that Sohna and its vicinity area shows promising improvement on many of the key parameters of the livability index that can help the location come up as an urban centre in 5-7 years. 

In the affordability parameter, Sohna has been rated high as the cost of majority residential houses ranges between Rs 37-58 lakhs for 2 bed room flat and Rs 61-89 lakhs for 3-bedroom apartments, which are in construction stage. 

Possibly getting completed for possession in 3-4 years, these projects will provide potential for affordable housing in the Gurgaon region although the location will see visible habitation only in the next 5-7 years. 

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The Times of India: April 29, 2017

May launch of Sohna elevated road project

GURUGRAM: Haryana cabinet minister Rao Narbir Singh on Friday announced that Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari will be laying the foundation stone to kick off work on a 22.5km elevated road on the Gurgaon-Alwar highway, connecting Rajiv Chowk with Sohna.

The project is likely to cost the government around Rs 1,385 crore. "I have already spoken to the Union minister and sought his approval for the project. The tenders for the project have been floated," Singh said.

"The plan is to make the elevated road on single poles, which would also make six lanes available for traffic movement, beneath the elevated highway, " Singh said.

TOI had earlier reported that the length of the proposed elevated road on the Gurgaon-Alwar highway was extended by 6 km all the way up to Sohna. The elavated corridor will now start at Rajiv Chowk on NH-8 and help commuters reach Sohna, which is about 23km away, in much lesser time than they do now. The changes were made following a recent order by the Union ministry of road transport and highways. According to the previous plan, the elevated stretch was 16.5 km and was only till Alipur near Bhondsi.