The proposed six-lane Gurugram bypass passing through the Aravali Biodiversity park will be affecting nearly 10 acres of the area and will mostly pass through the border areas an NHAI official said on Sunday amid concerns that the new road may negatively affect the ‘protected’ area. The Aravali Biodiversity park under the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is spread over 350 acres. Officials said that a 1.5km stretch of the biodiversity park will be required with a width of 30 meters to build the bypass.
An NHAI official also suggested that they will be taking some portions of the Ridge in Delhi to build the Rangpuri bypass that will be connecting Shiv Murti to Nelson Mandela road. NHAI has fast-tracked the preparations for the three Road projects that are to decongest NH-8 in Delhi and Gurugram.
Sources also revealed that NHAI would need to acquire land that is owned by Private Individuals. The first phase of Greater Southern Peripheral Road, also known as Gurugram-Manesar expressway will be of 6.5 km and will start from NH-8 near Dhanchiri Camp and connect Mehrauli-Gurugram Road and Gurugram-Faridabad Road and in the later phases it will be extended to Manesar and will join NH 8 near the NSG camp.
Several Residents from all walks of life gathered at the park to stage a protest against the proposed project as they fear that the noise from the road will disturb the species of birds that require quiet environment, Environmentalists also fear the same. The Residents were seen carrying placards with slogans like “Say No to NHAI” and “Save Aravali Biodiversity Park“.
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Contributed by Himani Yadav