15 km network of cycle paths to connect the main residential centers | Gurgaon News

Gurgaon: To facilitate cycling, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is working to build a network of cycle paths in areas such as MG Road, golf course roadSouthern Ring Road (PSR) and the Gurgaon-Faridabad road.
According to officials, the cycle path project, which is in the final stages of paperwork, is a 15 km path between IFFCO Chowk and SPR. The auction is in progress. “This track is part of a larger cycle route network that we are planning for Gurgaon. Our goal is to ensure that areas to the left of this track, such as Golf field Road, Gurgaon-Faridabad Road, SPR, as well as the connecting roads like St. Thomas Marg and Hamilton Court Road, are equipped with cycle lanes,” a senior GMDA official said.
Cycle lanes have already been approved along some sections including MG Road and SPR. While the track at MG Road is part of a larger project to convert a 2.5 km stretch between Sikanderpur and IFFCO Chowk into a model road, the track at SPR is part of upgrade works which include the construction of eight overflights on the 12 km section. In addition to these, officials said a third runway would be constructed by DLF between Genpact Chowk and Faridabad Road.
“Our goal is to extend the track from Genpact Chowk to Gwal Pahari. At present, however, in the first phase, DLF will construct a 900 meter long runway between Genpact Chowk Road and Faridabad,” the official said.
“DLF will also construct a cycle path along Golf Course Road. The end goal is to create a network of cycle paths or a loop covering this whole part of the city. However, the realization of this whole project will take a few years. We hope that this whole network can be created by 2025,” the official added.
The tracks will cover busier areas, housing several high-end condominiums, gated companies, commercial spaces, malls and offices. Residents have welcomed the long-term plan but are concerned about the authority’s ability to ensure it translates on the ground.
“These areas are very busy and have a high number of people traveling by bicycle. The lack of a delimited space causes them to move alongside cars, which is dangerous. Projects like this only make sense if they actually happen on the ground, and GMDA doesn’t have the best track record on this. Officials should make sure to speed up the work,” said Nitin Sharma, a resident of Sector 43.

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