- October 14, 2016
- Posted by: amdaindia
- Category: Urban News
Even though land acquisition for the Delhi part of Dwarka expressway may have just started, the Haryana government, which has almost completed the Gurgaon part of the road, is keen on making it operational at the earliest by providing an alternative route to Delhi and reduce traffic load on NH-8.
The state government, which is in a hurry to develop connectivity between Delhi and Gurgaon and solve its traffic and congestion woes, now wants to build a 4.5km-long four-lane road from Bajghera in Gurgaon to Bijwasan in Delhi, rather than wait for NHAI to complete the Delhi part of the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), also known as Dwarka expressway.
“Despite legal hurdles and other issues, Huda has managed to complete a large part of NPR in Gurgaon, and resolve issues related to the remaining portion, including resettlement of oustees,” said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, adding that the Delhi part of NPR may take some time to complete.
“We want a four-lane road from Bajghera, where NPR ends in Gurgaon, to Bijwasan in Delhi, to ensure alternative connectivity with Delhi,” said Khattar, adding that while multiple connectors between Gurgaon and Delhi are essential, there is only one connector to NH-8, which causes congestion on the expressway and slow traffic across Gurgaon. He said work on the construction of Gurgaon-SPR (GSPR), which would also ease traffic between Faridabad and Delhi to Manesar and Jaipur, and act as another connection between Delhi and Gurgaon.
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said land acquisition for the Delhi part of Dwarka Expressway has started. “NHAI will start work on the road by year-end,” said Gadkari adding that GSPR has been declared a national highway and work would start soon after the acquisition is completed.
About 18 km of the 27 km-long NPR passes through Gurgaon, while the remaining nine km is in the Delhi side. Work on the Gurgaon side is almost complete, with the remaining portion is expected to be completed by March 2017.