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Gurugram Road Network: Haryana Government Approves 5.5 km Elevated Corridor To Link Two Major Expressways In The City

Swarajya Staff

Jul 11, 2024, 04:50 PM | Updated 04:50 PM IST

The elevated corridor will link the Dwarka eway and the Delhi-Mumbai eway.
The elevated corridor will link the Dwarka eway and the Delhi-Mumbai eway.

Continuing its efforts to enhance road connectivity, the Haryana government has approved a 5.5 km signal-free elevated corridor, planned to link two major expressways — the newly inaugurated Dwarka Expressway and the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.

The decision was made at the GMDA board meeting in Chandigarh on 10 July, chaired by Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini, reports Times of India.

The elevated alignment will connect the central peripheral road (CPR) cloverleaf section at the Dwarka Expressway with Vatika Chowk on Sohna Road.

The Rs 750-crore project, which includes Rs 130 crore for land acquisition at Vatika Chowk, is expected to take two years to complete once the work is allotted.

Under the plan, both the main carriageway and service roads of the elevated corridor will feature six lanes — three on each side. Additionally, each side will include 3-metre-wide footpaths, 2.5-metre-wide cycle tracks, and green belts.

"We have received administrative approval for the upgrade of SPR from Vatika Chowk to the CPR cloverleaf on NH-8 for a signal-free elevated corridor. We will soon engage a consultant to prepare the detailed project report, along with design and technical specifications," stated a senior GMDA official.

Currently, the stretch from the CPR cloverleaf to Vatika Chowk has traffic signals at three intersections, which will be removed.

Commuters traveling from the Dwarka Expressway or Jaipur to Sohna or Faridabad currently have to navigate through busy city hubs to access the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.

Once completed, the new elevated section will help decongest major arterial roads like Golf Course Road and Sohna Road by providing an alternate route for commuters, reducing bottlenecks and travel time.

Proposed alignment of the elevated link between two expressways. (Source: TOI)
Proposed alignment of the elevated link between two expressways. (Source: TOI)

The recently opened 19-kilometre Gurugram segment of the Dwarka Expressway has successfully enhanced road connectivity for commuters in the city.

The entire expressway spans 29 kilometres, with the remaining 10.1 kilometres in Delhi.

Meanwhile, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which begins at Sohna, is operational up to Dausa (Jaipur), covering a stretch of 246 kilometres.

The overall expressway, which is India's longest at 1,390 kilometres, continues to progress with several sections already opened across the route.


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