India’s first elevated 8-lane access control 29.6 km Dwarka Expressway, linking Delhi with neighbouring Haryana will be “almost completed” in April 2024, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said today. after carrying out an inspection of the ongoing project today.
He said the 34 metres wide expressway is being constructed over a stretch of 10.1 km in Delhi and 18.9 km in Haryana with an investment of Rs 9,000 crore.
Interacting with the media after inspecting the progress of work on the project, Gadkari said the country’s widest 8-lane tunnel of 3.6 km length is being built on this expressway in Delhi. This will improve the connectivity of the people of West Delhi and Haryana to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. A 3-lane service road is also being provided on both sides of the expressway, the minister explained.
The minister said in Haryana, this expressway will intersect Pataudi Road (SH-26) near Harsaru and Farukhnagar (SH-15A) near Basai, apart from this, it will also cross the Delhi-Rewari rail line near Gurgaon Sector-88 (B) and UER-II at Bharthal. The expressway will connect Sector-21 of Gurgaon with Sector-88, 83, 84, 99, 113 and Dwarka to Global City. This entire expressway will have Intelligent Transport System (ITS) facility, he added.
The project forms part of the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious thrust on upgrading the country’s infrastructure to create more jobs and spur economic growth.
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