Dwarka Expressway Gurugram Segment to Open Soon

Courtesy: Indian Express
Posted on: 2024-02-17
Dwarka Expressway Gurugram Segment to Open Soon

Dwarka Expressway, India's maiden urban elevated expressway, is likely to be operational soon. According to NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) officials, the Gurugram fragment inauguration will take place in March's first week.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, said Prime Minister Modi is expected to inaugurate the expressway.

The last leg of expressway construction is underway. The finishing touches are being given to the mega road project. As of now, lane indicators and street lights work are midway. The local authorities are confident about completing the Delhi patch of Dwarka expressway soon.

It is a 29km long expressway with an 18.9 km portion falling under Haryana state. The remaining 10.1km is in Delhi. In the national capital, the expressway starts from Shiv Murti on NH 8 and ends close to the Kherki Daula toll plaza. Dwarka Expressway is also popularly known as North Peripheral Road. The widest and longest urban tunnel here is 3.6 km long and have 8-lanes in width.

The mega road project incurs a cost of approximately Rs. 9 crore and is also likely to connect Dwarka Sector 21 and NH 8. Via this route Gurgaon sectors 84, 88, 99-113 will experience seamless connectivity. The expressway will curtail vehicular congestion on NH 8, and reaching IGI airport from Gurugram will be possible in the least possible time.

Dwarka Expressway to be Operational Soon

Nishant Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commission Gurugram said, "We had written to the NHAI, requesting it to open the Haryana stretch (of the expressway) as this would help commuters significantly. Though we did not get any response in writing, we were informed about the project's progress. Minor works such as the installation of street lights, tiles, and thermoplastic road marking are yet to be done. This would not take over 15 days, and the tentative date for the inauguration is either February-end or within the first two weeks of March."

Nearly two lakh metric tons of steel is used in the project. It is 30 times more than what is used in the famous Eiffel Tower. In the project, approximately 20 lakh cubic metric concrete is used. That is six times greater than what was used to build Burj Khalifa. It is the world's tallest building.

The project adds to the qualitative infrastructure of the NCR region. It will ease road connectivity between Gurugram and Delhi, and offer relaxation to commuters from the adjoining cities. There is a positive reflection on the real estate market by this development. Reputed developers like Signature Global have residential projects near the expressway. Thus, Gurugram is a hotpot for property investors. For real estate investors, capital appreciation in the future is on the cards for sure.

Source: Indian Express