Gurgaon

Dwarka Expressway Gets National Highway Status

Dwarka Expressway’s wait has finally come to an end. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has issued a notification which grants the national highway status to the 28 Km long Dwarka Expressway. The Dwarka Expressway starts from Delhi’s Shiv Murti and ends at Kherki Daula in Gurugram. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had made the announcement of giving this status to Dwarka Expressway a year ago.

When the road will reach completion it will become an alternate route between Delhi-Gurgaon, it is expected to reduce traffic significantly on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. NHAI has also specified the speed limit of 80kmph on the Dwarka Expressway. This is being seen as a move which will push the much-delayed project near completion.

Taking note of the request of Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana, during Global Investor Summit in March 2016 the Union Minister has announced to give NH status to the road. Later in May 2016 Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has given in-principal approval to Dwarka Expressway, now finally NHAI has issued a notification regarding this.

Developers are happy with this development. “We welcome the move as this will allow a positive drift in the momentum for Gurugram’s real estate market. NH status will boost infrastructure development of the area and likely to promote investment in new Gurugram,” said the director of Mapsko, Rahul Singla.

According to the NHAI’s notification the Dwarka Expressway which is 28 Km long starts from Shiv Murti in Delhi on NH-8 and passes from the parallel of Terminal-3 of Delhi Airport up to the junction of sector 25 and 26 in Dwarka, named as Barthal Chowk, from where it will take a left and go straight to Kharki Daula in Gurugram

An official of the NHAI said that the land acquisition process has been initiated in the villages of Bamnauli and Bijawan, with a total of 24 hectares of land which is needed to be acquired.

The horizontal alignment of the Dwarka Expressway is designed for a speed of about 80 Kmph. The main roadway is proposed to be of eight lanes with three-lane service road on either side. At the intersections, flyover has been proposed. It has been proposed to have four-lane underpasses so that in future the crossings and junctions do not face jams. 

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