Nitin Gadkari to launch project to connect Ring Road-DND Junction with Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for a six-lane National Highway (NH) project at Kalindi Kunj-Meethapur Road in Delhi on March 1, 2019.
The highway will start at Ring Road- DND Flyway junction and will pass through Kalindi bypass and Faridabad-Ballabhgarh bypass. It will finish at the interchange of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Kundli-Manesar–Palwal (KMP) Expressway.
Highlights of the project connecting Ring Road-DND Junction with Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
• The project will have 3+3 lane service roads on either sides for about 29 km, 7.350 km of elevated section with two level crossings at four locations of Metro line, 18 new underpasses, and nine interchanges with improved junctions.
• The project will decongest Delhi with reduction of traffic congestion in Ashram-Badarpur-Faridabad-Ballabhgarh region.
• This is expected to result in reduction of vehicular pollution.
• The cost of this 59 km long highway project is estimated at Rs 3580 crore.
Delhi-Mumbai Expressway project
• Under the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway project, the tender for the project worth Rs 44,000 crore between Mumbai and Vadodara has already been floated earlier in 2018.
• Commuters using the expressway would be able to reach Mumbai from Delhi or vise-a-versa within 12 hours, from the 24 hours taken at present.
• The expressway, to be built at a cost of about Rs 1 lakh crore, will connect India’s two most backward districts, Mewat (Haryana) and Dahod (Gujarat).
• The expressway is expected to begin from Gurugram on the Delhi outskirts and run parallel to the existing highway up to Jaipur, from where it will turn eastwards to Rajasthan's Alwar and Ratlam in western Madhya Pradesh and then move westwards to Baroda.
• The expressway will develop the locality in Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh and foster growth in these regions.
• The whole route will be: Delhi-Gurugram-Mewat-Kota-Ratlam-Godhra-Vadodara-Surat-Dahisar-Mumbai.
• As the expressway will pass through unexplored regions, land acquisition cost will also be reduced.
Other projects being implemented to decongest Delhi-NCR
The NH project connecting Ring Road-DND Junction with Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is in addition to the other nine projects being implemented for decongesting Delhi-NCR region. These include:
• 3 km signal free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to Airport at a cost of Rs 280 Crore
• 22 km long 6-lane elevated corridor on Gurugram-Sohna Road costing Rs 2000 Crore
• 8-lane Delhi-Panipat highway from Mukarba Chowk to Panipat on NH-1 being constructed at a cost of Rs 2300
• 29 km long 8 lane access-controlled Dwarka Expressway costing about Rs 9500 crore
• Package II, III and IV of Delhi-Meerut Expressway costing Rs 5900 Crore
• 4 laning of 124 km Khekra – EPE junction to Shamli-Saharanpur (NH-709 B) at a cost of about Rs 1200 Crore
• Rangpuri Bypass to connect Dwarka (NH-08) with Vasant Kunj-Nelson Mandela Road at a cost of Rs 1000 Crore
• 75 km Urban Extension Road (UER-2), the third Ring Road for Delhi under Bharatmala to be developed at a cost of Rs 4000 Crore
• 31.3 km long 6-lane access-controlled corridor from Akshardham NH24 Junction to EPE Junction on Baghpat Road at a cost of about Rs 2600 Crore