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Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Linkage With DND Flyway: Tracking Progress Of The Six-Lane Highway Underway In Delhi

Ankit Saxena

May 15, 2023, 12:03 PM | Updated 12:03 PM IST

As part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana, a 6-Lane highway is being developed from Jaitpur-Pushta Road (Source: Twitter/ Nitin Gadkari)
As part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana, a 6-Lane highway is being developed from Jaitpur-Pushta Road (Source: Twitter/ Nitin Gadkari)
  • The project, which is estimated to cost Rs 2,627 crore, aims to reduce travel time from Noida and Delhi to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway by three-four hours. The road runs parallel to the Agra and Gurgaon canals through a green belt, Nitin Gadkari stated.
  • The six-lane access-controlled highway is currently being developed from DND Maharani Bagh to the Junction with the Jaitpur-Pushta Road Section of NH-148NA.
  • A new six-lane highway is being developed to reduce traffic congestions and provide seamless connectivity for the people living in Delhi-NCR.

    The six-lane access-controlled highway is currently being developed from DND Maharani Bagh to the Junction with the Jaitpur-Pushta Road Section of NH-148NA.

    This network is part of the extension to link the Delhi Noida Direct (DND) Flyway and the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.

    The Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has shared fresh details about the ongoing development.

    "The project, which is estimated to cost Rs. 2,627 crore, aims to reduce travel time from Noida and Delhi to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway by 3-4 hours. The road runs parallel to the Agra and Gurgaon canals through a green belt," Nitin Gadkari wrote on Twitter.

    The new highway will also connect with major highways such as Direct Noida-Delhi flyways, Delhi-Meerut, Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP), NH-2 (Delhi-Agra), Delhi Mumbai Expressway, and Jewar airport.

    He stated, "As part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana, a 6-Lane highway is being developed from Jaitpur-Pushta Road to the junction near the KMP Expressway section of National Highway 148".

    "In the Delhi region, the section will feature a cross-elevated metro railway line at four locations. Additionally, a Vertical Garden has been planned for all piers along the stretch to provide aesthetic and environmental benefits," the tweet further read.

    Link To Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

    The extension is being developed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) — under three packages.

    The authority is building this 9 km six-lane elevated corridor between DND Flyway and Jaitpur along the Yamuna River — which will be only for the expressway traffic — in package-1 of the extension.

    According to NHAI officials, the works on all three segments are simultaneously underway with an overall project cost estimated at Rs 5,063 crore.

    The second package from Jaitpur to Ballabhgarh, will span 25 km, with the existing bypass being made a six-lane signal-free stretch for expressway traffic.

    For local traffic, the NHAI is constructing service roads of three lanes each on both sides.

    The network will be further extended from Ballabhgarh to Sohna with a stretch of 26 km, where it will be connected to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.

    The direct connection with the Mumbai-Delhi Expressway - from DND to Jaitpur, from Jaitpur to Ballabhgarh and from Ballabhgarh to Sohna.
    The direct connection with the Mumbai-Delhi Expressway - from DND to Jaitpur, from Jaitpur to Ballabhgarh and from Ballabhgarh to Sohna.

    With this connectivity, a large number of passengers will be benefited as people travelling from different parts of Delhi would be able to directly access the newly opened Sohna-Dausa stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.

    The overall 59-km-long highway project will start at Delhi Ring Road-DND junction and cross through Kalindi bypass and Faridabad-Ballabhgarh bypass, as it ends at the interchange Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway or the Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE).

    The more than 50 km planned connectivity
    The more than 50 km planned connectivity

    Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Progress

    The Government of India planned the Delhi Mumbai Expressway, a 1,380-km controlled access highway, with an intention of linking and cutting down the travel time between the two major cities from 24 hours to 12 hours.

    The eight-lane Delhi-Mumbai expressway will cover the Delhi-Mumbai distance by passing through five states and several greenfield sites, which will be developed into warehousing hubs.

    This will be the longest stretch of expressway in the country.

    The first stretch of the expressway running from Sohna in Haryana to Dausa in Rajasthan on 12 February, 2023 — covering 246 km.

    The NHAI recently released the monthly progress report on the development of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.

    The authority is overseeing the construction of the main carriage way through 53 different packages. The overall progress of the longest expressway on various packages till 31 March 2023 has been mapped below.

    Mapping the Expressway Progress (Source: Swarajya)
    Mapping the Expressway Progress (Source: Swarajya)

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