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Dwarka Expressway to be operational in 2023

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says it will also ease traffic congestion on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway

Dwarka Expressway to be operational in 2023

Dwarka Expressway to be operational in 2023

New Delhi: The Dwarka Expressway, also known as the Northern Peripheral Road, will be operational in 2023 and will ease traffic congestion on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

Taking to Twitter, Gadkari said Dwarka Expressway, which is being developed as the first elevated urban expressway in India, will reduce pressure on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway and arterial roads that experience heavy traffic, primarily from the commuters of West Delhi. Delhi-Gurugram Expressway is a part of Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai arm of Golden Quadrilateral. The road transport and highways minister said 50-60 per cent traffic on National Highway-8 will be diverted onto the new expressway, thereby improving traffic movement towards Sohna Road and Golf Course Road. Once operational in 2023, it shall immensely help reduce air pollution in Delhi-NCR as well, he added.

The minister said the expressway is a 16-lane access-controlled highway with provision of minimum 3-lane service road on both sides. Gadkari said the 29-km expressway connecting Dwarka in Delhi to Gurugram in Haryana is being developed at a total cost of Rs 9,000 crore. About 19-km of the expressway stretch falls in Haryana while the remaining 10-km is in Delhi. Gadkari said Dwarka Expressway will have 4 multi-level interchanges (tunnel/underpasses, at-grade road, elevated flyover and flyover above flyover) at major junctions including construction of longest (3.6 km) and widest (8 lane) urban road tunnel in India.

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