Dwarka expressway to be operational soon

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Dwarka expressway to be operational soon

Monday, 17 February 2020 | Parvesh Sharma | GURUGRAM

The hurdles to the completion of the much-awaited Dwarka Expressway project, have been cleared and is expected to be completed within one year. The project was delayed due to non-acquisition of land in Delhi.

"All the hurdles pertaining to this project is clear and its construction will be started soon. The contracts pertaining to the construction of the project have awarded to four construction companies with a strict timeline," the NHAI official on the condition of anonymity said.

The estimated cost of the stretch is around Rs 7,500 crore which provides signal-free travelling experience. Once start the commuters who can reach from one point to another in just 20 to 25 minutes.

The official said the work on the 16 lanes expressway has been divided into four sections expressway starting from the Delhi Gurugram expressway at Shiv Murti and going all the way to Kherki Dhaula toll plaza via Dwarka Sector 21, Gurugram border and Basai.

The first package starts from Shiv Murti to Dwarka Sector 21 covering 5.3 km, the second package is 4.2 km from Dwarka Sector 21 to the Gurugram border, the third package is from the Gurugram border to Basai flyover having a distance of 10.2 km and the fourth package from Basai to Kherkidhaula on National Highway 48.

An 18.9 km stretch of the expressway falls under Gurugram territory, while the remaining 9.5 km falls under the territories of Delhi.

"We had connected with Central government as well as Delhi government for the completion of the Expressway. The project got delayed due to non-acquisition of land in Delhi. Once the project will be completed it will provide huge relief to both the commuters of the adjoining States. The construction work will begin soon on the stretch, said a senior administration official.

It may be noted that the project was delayed over 10 years and Union Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari had laid the foundation stone on March 8, 2019, for the stretch falling under the territory of Delhi.

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