New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the country's first elevated 8-lane access control Dwarka expressway of 29.6 km length is being built at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore will be almost completed in April 2024. He said the 34 meter wide expressway is being constructed on 18.9 km single pillar in Haryana and 10.1 km long in Delhi.
"The road network of this expressway is of four levels. He said flyover is being constructed over tunnel, underpass, grade road, elevated road and flyover. A 3-lane service road is being constructed on both sides of the expressway. The Minister said the country's widest 8-lane tunnel of 3.6 km length is being built on this expressway in Delhi. This will improve the connectivity of the people of Haryana and West Delhi to the Indira Gandhi International Airport," he added.
According to him, Dwarka expressway will intersect Pataudi Road (SH-26) near Harsaru and Farukhnagar (SH-15A) near Basai, apart from this, it will also cross the Delhi-Rewari rail line near Gurgaon Sector-88 (B) and UER-II at Bharthal. He said the expressway will connect Sector-21 of Gurgaon with Sector-88, 83, 84, 99, 113 and Dwarka to Global City. This entire expressway will have Intelligent Transport System (ITS) facility.
The Dwarka expressway comprises over 20 flyovers and bridges, two rail overbridges and underpasses, 11 vehicle underpasses, 20 underground pedestrian crossings, and a 2.5-metre cycle or bike path. The project is being developed at Rs. 8,662 crore based on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) model.
Work on the Gurgaon section began in November 2019 with a completion deadline of 24 months. Construction work on the Delhi section started in September 2020 and is expected to be completed by mid-2023.
The project has been divided into four packages, two within Delhi, covering 10.10 km, and two within Gurugram, covering 19 km.
The Dwarka expressway will feature state-of-the-art technologies such as Intelligent Transport System (ITS), Advance Traffic Management Systems, Toll Management Systems, CCTV cameras, surveillance, etc. This will ensure easy traffic movement and safety of passengers commuting along the route.