Dwarka Expressway

1. PM Modi inaugurated the Haryana segment of the Dwarka Expressway to enhance Delhi-Gurugram connectivity.
2. The 19 km stretch, costing ₹4,100 crore, forms part of India’s 8-lane expressway project.
3. This infrastructure development aims to alleviate traffic congestion and improve transportation efficiency in the region.

Chandigarh, March 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Haryana section of the Dwarka Expressway, a significant infrastructure project aimed at improving connectivity between Delhi and Gurugram.

The 19 km stretch, constructed at a cost of ₹4,100 crore, is part of India’s inaugural 8-lane segment of the expressway.

  • Purpose and Benefits: The Dwarka Expressway project aims to enhance traffic flow and ease congestion on National Highway (NH)-48, particularly between Delhi and Gurugram. By providing a direct link between the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi and the Gurugram Bypass, it promises to streamline travel and reduce commute times for thousands of commuters.
  • Key Features of the Dwarka Expressway:
    • Segmentation: The expressway is divided into four segments, with the Haryana section being inaugurated by PM Modi. It covers a distance of 19 km, contributing to the overall 8-lane expressway stretching across Delhi and Haryana.
    • Route and Connectivity: Originating from Shiv Murti near Mahipalpur on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, the expressway passes through Dwarka Sector 21, the Gurugram border, Basai, and concludes near Kherki Daula on the national highway. It establishes direct connectivity between key locations in Delhi and Gurugram.
    • Infrastructure: The expressway features state-of-the-art infrastructure, including multi-level interchanges, tunnels, elevated flyovers, and underpasses. Notably, it boasts India’s first 4 km long 8-lane tunnel near IGI airport, enhancing connectivity and efficiency.
    • Traffic Alleviation: With over 3 lakh vehicles passing through NH 48 daily, the expressway addresses traffic congestion issues, minimizes productivity losses due to jams, and reduces vehicular pollution in the Delhi NCR region.
    • Timeline: Construction on the Dwarka Expressway began in 2018, with initial completion targets set for 2021. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, project deadlines were extended. The NHAI has now announced that the entire project will be completed by August this year.
  • PM Modi’s Remarks: Prime Minister Modi expressed optimism about the project’s significance in enhancing connectivity across India.

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He emphasized the role of such initiatives in boosting economic growth and aligning with the nation’s vision for next-generation infrastructure.

  • Future Impact: The completion of the Dwarka Expressway is expected to have far-reaching benefits, not only in terms of enhanced connectivity but also in facilitating economic development and improving the overall quality of life for residents in the region.