Drive from Delhi’s Dwarka to Gurgaon to get smoother with underpass, flyover

Two underpasses and one flyover on NH-8 will make the commute between Dwarka, Vasant Kunj, Dhaula Kuan and Gurgaon smoother. The first underpass will connect the Urban Extension Road, the other help traffic from Dwarka going to Gurgaon. The flyover will come up for traffic from Dhaula Kuan

Commute to Dwarka from Vasant Kunj, Dhaula Kuan and Gurgaon will become smoother as the Delhi government has proposed two underpasses and a flyover on National Highway 8.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has, however, raised an objection over the height of the flyover as it is close to runway 29, one of the three runways at Delhi airport.

The first underpass will start from Vasant Kunj Sector C and connect the Urban Extension Road 2, passing under the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway — which runs parallel to the airport’s boundary wall and connects to Dwarka. This will be 3.2 km long.

The underpass will help commuters avoid taking the congested Mahipalpur road to go to Dwarka.

“We have proposed two bypasses southern access and northern access from Vasant Kunj. Under northern access, we are giving signal free access to the airport from Vasant Kunj with the help of two flyovers and one underpass. Under the southern bypass, commuters going to Gurgaon and Dwarka will be benefited,” said a PWD official.

The Public Works Department (PWD) had conducted the feasibility study of the project and has handed it over to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Once the NHAI’s work is done and the project gets no-objection from all agencies concerned, it will be handed back to PWD for execution.

An 800-metre long flyover is also proposed on NH-8 for the traffic coming from Dhaula Kuan and headed to Gurgaon.

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“Giving right turn at the expressway would have hampered the traffic movement, a flyover was proposed so that traffic can turn right and go straight to Dwarka road, without affecting the vehicle flow on an expressway. The flyover will start soon after the Mahipalpur flyover,” the official said.

However, AAI has suggested some changes as flyover is close to the runway and the point where planes descend onto the runway.

The second underpass, which would be 800 meters long, will help commuters coming from Dwarka and headed to Gurgaon. Currently, they have to go towards Delhi and take a U-turn.

“This underpass will start from UER-II and will pass under the expressway and then merge with the NH-8 towards Gurgaon. So, the traffic from Dwarka to Vasant Kunj can take the first underpass and those wanting to go to Gurgaon can take the second underpass. While the first underpass will cater to traffic from both sides, the other two projects are for one-way traffic,” the official said.

After necessary approvals, the proposal will be placed before the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) before construction could start. The project will require at least 2-3 years to be made.

The Delhi government has also finalized the proposal of an underpass between Vasant Kunj and the airport. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has given its go-ahead for the project, which the Public Works Department (PWD) hopes to complete before the end of 2019.

Apart from an underpass at National Highway 8, a flyover at the Vasant Kunj side and a flyover at the airport side has also been proposed, which will also cut travel time by 30 minutes.

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Dwarka e-way jumps Delhi land hurdle

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GURUGRAM: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started the land acquisition process to construct the incomplete portion of the Dwarka expressway in Delhi that has held up this link between Gurgaon and the national capital for years.

To ensure acquisition of land does not face any hurdle, it has issued the notification under the NHAI Act, citing national interest. “Acquisition of land under the NHAI Act is relatively easy,” said an NHAI official. The acquisition process is likely to be completed in the next few months.

Notification 3(a) of NHAI Act 1956 for acquisition of land for completing Delhi portion of Dwarka expressway has already been issued. Section 3(A) notification is under verification of Competent Authority Land Acquisition (CALA),” said NHAI in reply to an RTI query filed by Sameer Singh. Singh had asked for the status of land acquisition in the Delhi part of the Dwarka expressway.

The Dwarka expressway was envisaged 10 years ago and was to be ready before the Commonwealth Games 2010. The 27km long road has an 18 km stretch in Gurgaon and 9km in Delhi. It has already missed six deadlines.
A detailed project report (DPR) for the portion of Dwarka expressway to be built in Delhi is being prepared by the NHAI through consultant AECOM. “A concerted effort is being made by the NHAI, Haryana and Delhi governments for expeditious completion of the project,” said the official.

Singh said, “A lot of confusion prevails in the minds of most, since Dwarka expressway is expected to cater to the extra traffic. The existing road will not be able to handle that once the new diplomatic enclave (in Dwarka) and Bijwasan railway station come up. To provide connectivity to Dwarka expressway from the Delhi side, around 10 acres of land need to be acquired, that too farmland. The rest is already with DDA.”

The NHAI official said the Delhi government has agreed to transfer land for construction of the highway. “We have notified the land acquisition procedure and it is likely that the land will be acquired in the next six months. Apart from the road, the NHAI will also build roadside amenities and border posts for which too the land is needed,” he said.

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Underpass at Gurgaon’s Signature Tower to Declog Expressway

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National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has begun the first of the three-phase construction of the underpass at the junction, that connects the highway with Huda City Centre.

GURUGRAM: Construction on the two-way, four-lane underpass on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway at Signature Tower junction, began earlier this month. It will connect the new and old Gurgaon and is expected to decongest the busy junction.

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has begun the first of the three-phase construction of the underpass at the junction, that connects the highway with Huda City Centre. This phase involves widening the road. The tunnel will be dug in the second phase, and the construction of the underpass will be the final stage.

On the Delhi-Jaipur side, the expressway will be widened between Gymkhana Club and the service roads near Iffco Chowk and DLF Star Mall. On the Jaipur-Delhi stretch, the widening will take place between Maharana Pratap Chowk up to the service lanes at the 32nd Milestone hotel and Iffco Chowk. The carriageways need to be widened as the four-lane underpass will require extra road on the sides for the traffic to exit to and from the highway. Only those vehicles which want to cross the expressway between old and new Gurgaon will use the underpass.

It will start from near Huda City Centre and end near Maharana Pratap Chowk on old Delhi-Gurgaon road. The tunnel will bifurcate between HeroMotoCorp Traffic Safety Park and Management Development Institute.

The project’s highlight includes a track for non-motorised transport, such as bicycles, and for pedestrians. “It is going to cost Rs 200 crore. This is the first of three junctions — Rajiv Chowk, Iffco Chowk and Signature Towers — where underpasses have been sanctioned,” said Ashok Sharma, project director, NHAI.

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