A file photo of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
A file photo of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari to lay foundation stone for Rs. 3,580 crore project to decongest Delhi

  • The over 59-km long highway project will start at Ring Road-DND junction and will finish at the interchange of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at KMP
  • The project will have three-lane service roads each on either sides for about 29 km

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will on Friday lay the foundation stone of a Rs. 3,580 crore highway project here to decongest Delhi, the government said on Thursday.

The over 59-km long highway project will start at Ring Road-DND junction and passing through Kalindi bypass and Faridabad-Ballabhgarh bypass it will finish at the interchange of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at KMP.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for a six-lane access-controlled national highway project at Kalindi Kunj-Meethapur Road in Delhi tomorrow, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

The project will have three-lane service roads each 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 statement said.

"The project will decongest Delhi with reduction of traffic in Ashram-Badarpur-Faridabad-Ballabhgarh region. This is expected to result in reduction of vehicular pollution," it said.

The project would be in addition to the nine other projects being implemented for decongesting the National Capital Region.

These projects include the 3 km signal free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to airport at a cost of 280 crore, which is about 40% completed; the 22 km, six-lane elevated corridor on Gurugram-Sohna Road costing 2,000 crore on which work has started and eight-lane Delhi-Panipat highway from Mukarba Chowk to Panipat on NH-1 being constructed at a cost of 2,300 and nearly 48% done, the statement said.

The other projects for decongestion include the 29 km, eight-lane access controlled Dwarka Expressway costing about 9,500 crore on which work has started; package II, III and IV of Delhi-Meerut Expressway costing 5,900 Crore, where package II is 36% done, package III is 76% done and package IV is 32% done, the statement said.

The other projects include four-laning of 124 km Khekra-EPE junction to Shamli-Saharanpur (NH-709 B) at a cost of about 1,200 crore; Rangpuri Bypass to connect Dwarka/NH-08 with Vasant Kunj-Nelson Mandela Road at a cost of 1,000 crore; 75 km Urban Extension Road (UER-2), third Ring Road for Delhi under Bharatmala at a cost of 4,000 Crore and the 31.3 km, six-lane access controlled corridor from Akshardham NH-24 Junction to EPE Junction on Baghpat Road at a cost of about 2,600 crore, the statement said.

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