RTI reveals southern peripheral road stalled due to legal disputes
An application was filed with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to know the details about the status of the 12-kilometre-long Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) project being implemented in New Gurgaon. The Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) is the proposed semi-circular road that will connect the Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway with NH-8.
The reply to the application states that legal disputes regarding land acquisition over a merely 435-metres stretch of the proposed road have obstructed the completion of the project. The reply says that around 16 acres of land is still caught in the legal web due to which the main carriageway has not been built in the portion.
The reply from HUDA shows that the project has already missed its previous deadline in December, 2012 as thirteen residents of the villages lying along the proposed road have filed appeals in the court accusing the state government of acquiring the land forcefully.
The infrastructure projects in the country have been facing a delay due to difficulties in land acquisition.