Dwarka Expressway to be Operational for Public by Dec 2022
After so much wait, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has finally announced that December 2022 will be the deadline for the completion of Gurgaon part of the Dwarka Expressway. It is expected to reduce the vehicular load on all Gurgaon-Delhi routes and relieve commuters from traffic congestions.
According to the recent announcement by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the Gurgaon part of the Dwarka Expressway, sprawls over 19 km between Bajghera and Kherki Daula, is likely to open for the public by the end of the year. However, the remaining 10 km Delhi stretch may take longer to complete, as its construction is expected to resume one year after the completion of the Gurgaon stretch.
As per the announcement made in 2007, the 29 km stretch project costing Rs 9,000 crore was constructed to reduce the load on existing routes between Delhi and Gurgaon. The work on the Gurgaon portion started in November 2019, while the Delhi portion construction commenced in September 2020.
Initially, there was a delay because of compensation disputes over land acquisition, litigation, and pandemic, and then there was a ban for construction activity employed by the State government to curb pollution. It then got suspended after the collapse of a elevated road portion near Daultabad Chowk. The construction activities on the Gurgaon stretch got resumed in November last year.
Construction is speeding up as the NHAI commenced work on a cloverleaf past month. The four loops that cover around circumference of more than 2 km will ensure seamless travel between stretches, including Central Peripheral Road (CPR), Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, and the under-construction Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. This development would benefit sectors including 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 109, 110, 111, 112 and 113 in Gurgaon. Demand for residential houses in these sectors may go up as realty investors that were eagerly waiting for project to complete may take a plunge. This move will also improve rental housing as these sectors are a hub of affordable inventory.