Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

According to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, the Dwarka Expressway, popularly known as the Northern Peripheral Road, would open to traffic in 2023 and relieve congestion on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway.

On Twitter, Gadkari claimed that the Dwarka Expressway, which is being built as India’s first elevated urban expressway, will relieve traffic on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway and other arterial routes that are frequently congested, particularly by West Delhi commuters.

The Golden Quadrilateral’s Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai arm includes the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway.

According to the road transport and highways minister, the new expressway will receive between 50 and 60 percent of the traffic currently on National Highway 8, which will improve traffic flow towards Sohna Road and Golf Course Road.

It would significantly contribute to lowering air pollution in Delhi-NCR once it is operational in 2023, he added.

The expressway, according to the ministry, is a 16-lane, access-controlled motorway with a minimum 3-lane service road on either side.

According to Gadkari, a 29-km highway between Gurugram, Haryana, and Dwarka, Delhi, is being built for a total of Rs 9,000 crore. The first 19 km of the expressway are in Haryana, and the final 10 km are in Delhi.

According to Gadkari, the Dwarka Expressway would contain four multi-level interchanges at significant intersections, including the longest (3.6 km) and widest (8 lane) urban road tunnel in India. Other major interchanges will include at-grade roads, raised flyovers, and flyovers atop flyovers.

The Delhi-Gurugram Expressway (NH-8) starts at Shiv-Murti and runs through Dwarka Sector 21, the Gurugram boundary, Basai, and terminates near Kherki Daula Toll Plaza.

Gadkari said that 12,000 trees will be massively replanted along the Dwarka Expressway.

According to estimates, the highway would require 2 lakh MT of steel (30 times more than the steel used in the Eiffel Tower) and 20 lakh cubic metres of concrete (6 times of concrete used in Burj Khalifa).

Gadkari said that after the expressway is finished, it will offer direct access to the future India International Convention Center (IICC) in sector 25 of Dwarka and alternative connection to IGI Airport through a short tunnel.

He said that the future world-class corridor will have advanced traffic management systems, toll management systems, CCTV cameras, surveillance, etc.

By adele rose

Adele Rose is the senior editor and employee of WGBS Pvt Ltd Digital wing.

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