29-km Dwarka expressway to be the first elevated urban highway in India
The Dwarka Expressway, also known as the Northern Peripheral Road extends 29 km. This 29 km expressway connects Dwarka in Delhi to Gurugram in Haryana and is developed at a total cost of Rs. 9,000 crores.
The expressway starts at Shiv murti on NH-8 and ends near Kherki Daula Toll Plaza, through Dwarka Sector 21, Gurugram Border, and Basai. Out of the total 29 km, around 19 km falls in Haryana while the remaining(10 km) stretches in Delhi.
On 11th July 2022, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways revealed details about the project-
- The project will be completed and opened for public use next year (2023)
- It will become the first elevated urban highway in India
- The aim of this project is to improve traffic movement and also to reduce air pollution in Delhi-NCR.
- The expressway will have a massive 12,000 trees transplanted.
Gadkari further added, “Once the project is completed, it would provide direct access to the upcoming India International Convention Centre (IICC) in Sector 25 of Dwarka and will also provide alternate connectivity to IGI airport through a shallow tunnel.
The transplantation of 12,000 trees is a highly applaudable initiative of the Government. A perfect example of inclusive and sustainable development.
By Admin , 2022-07-16 05:20:16