“The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway on NH-48 is a part of the Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai arm of Gold Quadrilateral (GQ) stretch, is presently carrying traffic of over 3 lakh passenger car units (PCUs) per day, which is much the beyond design capacity of this eight-lane highway leading to severe congestion. An alternate expressway will provide relief from this congestion,” an NHAI official close to the project said seeking anonymity.
The NHAI official said that the Expressway is also proposed to provide connectivity to IGI Airport from Dwarka. In addition, it would provide direct access via a tunnel to the upcoming 90-hectares ECC in Dwarka, Sector 25.
The official added that land is being acquired in Delhi to start construction of the Dwarka Expressway in Apr.
The purpose of the NPR was to provide an alternate route to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and improve connectivity of Gurgaon and Delhi.
Hurdles are almost cleared and foundation stone for construction of the expressway is to be laid for sure. The expressway is an urgent requirement of the two cities to decongest NH-48 and improve intra-city connectivity. The perennial traffic jam Kherki Daula, Sirhaul, Rajokri flyover, Link Road, and Shivmurti, all will become smooth. The project has been delayed due to land litigation in New Palam Vihar. Now, litigation is at its end. Soon, Huda will hand over the land to NHAI, said Union minister of state and Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjit Singh.
Chander Shekhar Khare, Huda (Gurgaon) administrator, said, “We have almost demolished all structures falling in alignment of the NPR in New Palam Vihar and we will handover the land soon to NHAI.”Though the NHAI awarded the construction work to two contractors last week, many homebuyers who invested in sectors along the NPR, remain unsure.
2018: The NHAI now plans to develop 25km of the expressway as elevated road which would meet the surface at various points to allow for entry and exit. Multi-level interchanges have been proposed at major intersections to monitor traffic movement, for incident-management and toll collection
April 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to lay the foundation stone for the revised project.