Chandigarh, July 3- The remaining portion of Northern Peripheral Expressway would now be constructed expeditiously and provide major alternative access between Delhi and Gurgaon, as the Punjab and Haryana High Court has pronounced its orders today by dismissing a number of pending writ petitions.
It would also allow the petitioners to construct their houses in the planned sectors of Haryana Urban Development Authority.
Northern Peripheral Expressway is very important 150 mtr. wide and 18 kms long artery provided in the Development Plan of Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex (GMUC) linking Dwarka and South West Delhi with Gurgaon-Manesar and beyond. This road has been acquired in the year 2008-2009. Major portion of the said road stand constructed at site. However, a number of writ petitions were filed challenging acquisition and consequently, 1.3 kms stretch of this important road could not be undertaken for construction. In order to facilitate the construction of this important artery and also to provide relief to the petitioners who have constructed their houses or have plots in the litigation affected area, the State Government framed a settlement proposal to re-settle these persons in Sectors 37C and 110A, Gurgaon.
This settlement was framed after having detailed discussions with the petitioners. The settlement was placed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court and after due consideration, the High Court disposed off number of writ petitions vide orders dated May 20,2015. Since, some of the petitioners, particularly, near the stretch along National Highway No. 8 did not accept the settlement proposals submitted by the State Government, the High Court granted them time to dwell upon the proposal again and fixed the hearing for May 29,2015.
In view of the fact that these petitioners did not agree to the settlement, these writ petitions were heard on merits on May 29,2015 and after detailed arguments the order was reserved. The High Court has pronounced the orders today by dismissing these pending writ petitions. This being a very important judgment, will pave the way for construction of the remaining portion of the Northern Peripheral Expressway expeditiously and thereby provide major alternative access between Delhi and Gurgaon and will also allow the petitioners to construct their houses in the planned Sectors of HUDA.