With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi giving its nod for transfer of 110 square metres of its land to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, the way has been cleared for widening the current four-lane road into a six-lane road which would help ease traffic congestion on the stretch.

Land required

The nod was given at the meeting of Municipal Corporation of Delhi's Standing Committee on Wednesday.

Work by NHAI on MG Road had begun before the Commonwealth Games but a portion of the road at Sultanpur belonging to the civic agency was required to complete the project. The land belonged to Nagar Nigam Prathamic Vidyalaya, Sultanpur, under MCD's South Zone.

Drain-cum-footpath

The Mehrauli-Gurgaon NH-236 was to be widened before the Commonwealth Games on the request of Delhi Government last year. The stretch was also to have drain-cum-footpath.

Uniform cross-section

An MCD official said: “During the preparation of the road, it was observed that in some stretches the right of way was insufficient to accommodate uniform cross-section of a six-lane carriageway. In order to make uniform cross-section, the NHAI approached the MCD for the land. Though the land belongs to an MCD school, the civic body can afford to give NHAI a portion of it as the school has a huge campus.”

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