The upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be extended up to the Ring Road near DND flyover through a six-lane, access-controlled road from the Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE) near Sohna that would also provide a fast link to Manesar from east and south Delhi.
Over 59-km-long highway project will start at Ring Road-DND junction and pass through Kalindi bypass and the revamped Faridabad-Ballabhgarh bypass finishing at the interchange of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Western Peripheral Expressway and Delhi-Agra Expressway. It is part of the decongestion plan of Delhi. The total cost of the highway project is Rs 3,580 crore.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone at Kalindi Kunj-Meethapur road in the national Capital on Friday. The project would be in addition to the nine other projects being implemented for decongesting the National Capital Region.
According to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH), these projects include the 3-km signal free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to airport at a cost of Rs 280 crore, which is about 40 per cent completed; the 22 km, six-lane elevated corridor on Gurugram-Sohna Road costing Rs 2,000 crore on which work has started and eight-lane Delhi-Panipat highway from Mukarba Chowk to Panipat on NH-1 being constructed at a cost of Rs 2,300 and nearly 48 per cent done. The other projects for decongestion include the 29 km, eight-lane access controlled Dwarka Expressway costing about Rs 9,500 crore on which work has started; package II, III and IV of Delhi-Meerut Expressway costing Rs 5,900 crore, where package II is 36 per cent done, package III is 76 per cent done and package IV is 32 per cent done.
“The new link will decongest Delhi with reduction of traffic in Ashram-Badarpur-Faridabad-Ballabhgarh region as well as to reduce travel time between Delhi and Manesar. This is expected to result in reduction of vehicular pollution,” it said. This stretch of the expressway will enable commuters coming from East Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad to bypass Ring Road and NH 8. The stretch will provide faster link from East and South Delhi to WPE that already provides direct connectivity to Manesar.
This 59-km stretch of the expressway will also involve construction of 13 flyovers, two railway under and over bridges and 10 minor bridges. A no-objection certificate has already been obtained from the Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Government.
The other projects which is part of the decongestion plan of Delhi include four-laning of 124 km Khekra-EPE junction to Shamli-Saharanpur (NH-709 B) at a cost of about Rs 1,200 crore; Rangpuri Bypass to connect Dwarka/NH-08 with Vasant Kunj-Nelson Mandela Road at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore; 75 km Urban Extension Road (UER-2), third Ring Road for Delhi under Bharatmala at a cost of Rs 4,000 crore and the 31.3 km, six-lane access controlled corridor from Akshardham NH-24 Junction to EPE Junction on Baghpat Road at a cost of about Rs 2,600 crore.
“The project will have three-lane service roads each on either sides for about 29 km, 7.350 km of elevated section with two level crossings at four locations of Metro line, 18 new underpasses, and nine interchanges with improved junctions”, the MORTH said in a statement.
Source : DailyPioneer