Dwarka expressway gets National Highway status

With this notification NHAI has also specified the speed limit of 80kmph on Dwarka Expressway, once completed the road will emerge as an alternate route between Delhi-Gurgaon

GURUGRAM: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) finally issued notification granting national highway status to 28 km long Dwarka Expressway starting from Shiv Murti in Delhi to Kherki Daula in Gurugram. The notification has come after over a year of an announcement made by Union minister Nitin Gadkari to grant NH status to the expressway.

With this notification NHAI has also specified the speed limit of 80kmph on Dwarka Expressway, once completed the road will emerge as an alternate route between Delhi-Gurgaon and it is expected to reduce the traffic load on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. The move is also expected to expedite the completion of this much-delayed project.

Following the request of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during Global Investor Summit in March 2016 union minister has announced to give NH status to the road. Later in May 2016, MoRTH has given in-principal approval to Dwarka Expressway, now finally NHAI has issued the notification in this regard.

Developers are excited about the development. “We welcome the move as this will allow a positive drift in the momentum for Gurugram’s real estate market. NH status will boost infrastructure development of the area and likely to promote investment in new Gurugram,” said the director of Mapsko, Rahul Singla.

Terming it a landmark development, official spokesperson of Emaar India, said, “Expressway has great potential due to its proximity to international airport, NH8, and SPR.”

According to notification 28 km long Dwarka Expressway starts from Shiv Murti in Delhi on NH-8 passes through UER-II (parallel to Terminal-3 of Delhi Airport) up to Barthal Chowk (junction of Sector 25-26 Dwarka) then it will take left turn and go straight up to Kherki Daula in Gurugram and it culminates on NH-8, around one km before Khrki Daula toll plaza at SPR, CPR junction.

The 18.1 km stretch of the road is in Gurugram and rest in Delhi. In Gurugram only, around 1.4 km stretch in New Palam Vihar (around 1 km) and Kherki Daula village (around 400 meter) needs to be constructed. While in Delhi 6.5 km stretch from Shiv Murti to Bharthal Chowk is part of UER-II (no need for construction) and remaining 3.4 km stretch from Bharthal Chowk (junction of Dwarka sector 25-26) to Delhi-Haryana border needs to be constructed.

According to NHAI official for this 3.4 km stretch in Delhi, the authority has started land acquisition for 2.1 km stretch. Rest of the land is under DDA, which will be handed over to NHAI. “NHAI has started land acquisition process in Village Bamnauli and Bijawan. The total of around 24 hectares of land will be acquired to complete the Delhi portion of the expressway,” said the official.

The horizontal alignment of the road is designed for 80 kmph speed in general. The main carriageway is proposed to be of 8-lane with 3-lane service road on either side. At the intersections, flyover has been proposed. In order to avoid the traffic jam in future at crossing and junctions, NHAI will construct the underpass at such spots. “All the major crossroad including existing and proposed master road of sectors are supposed to have 4-lane underpasses for smooth movement of traffic,” said the official.

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Dwarka e-way rail bridge to open

GURUGRAM: The much-delayed railway overbridge (RoB) at Basai on the Dwarka expressway is now complete. It is likely to be opened to traffic by month-end.

The RoB, located at the junction of sectors 100 and 37D at Basai village, will fill a crucial connectivity gap on the 18km-long Dwarka expressway. Once open — it is scheduled to be inaugurated by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar — the bridge will improve connectivity of new sectors coming up in the area.

“Construction of the RoB is complete and it will be inaugurated soon,” said Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav, adding they are trying to find a time slot from the chief minister’s busy schedule for its inauguration.

Of the 1,200m-long RoB, Indian Railways built the 128m stretch passing over the railway track. The ramps on either side were constructed by Huda, at a cost of around Rs 153 crore. “It was an important infrastructure project,” said a Huda official. Huda is going to connect the expressway with roads going to Pataudi, Basai and all nearby sectors within the next few months. “It’s expected to improve connectivity to 25 sectors on either side of the road,” said he. Most of the residential projects in these sectors are either complete or near completion.

“The Basai RoB is a key milestone towards completion of the 18km-long Dwarka expressway. This will ease connectivity to various residential projects along the e-way, and fill the connectivity gap on the northern peripheral road,” said Pankaj Bansal, director of real estate firm M3M Group.

The only stretches of the Dwarka expressway in Haryana that remain incomplete now are at New Palam Vihar and Kherki Daula village. Huda has allotted alternative plots to New Palam Vihar oustees in March-April and will take possession of the land after September as per final terms of the settlement. Work on the Delhi portion of the expressway has also gained pace. On May 15, NHAI issued a notification for acquisition of land required for construction of the road.

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Dwarka Expressway, IMT Manesar connection in 2 weeks?

The urban development authority had planned to connect Dwarka expressway with IMT Manesar via master roads of Sector 84, 85, 86, 87 and 88d-eway

GURGAON: Huda has started removing structures from Rohtash Ki Dhani, a hamlet coming in the alignment of the road dividing sectors 84 and 88. The road is expected to be completed in two weeks, and will improve connectivity between Dwarka expressway, and IMT Manesar. Work on the road was delayed to due to trouble with rehabilitation of oustees of Rohtash Ki Dhani, who did not vacate the hamlet even after Huda had allotted alternative land to them.

“Work on shifting of people and structures from Rohtash ki Dhani has started, and the road should be connected to Dwarka e-way within two weeks,” said Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav, adding the road will connect IMT Manesar with the NPR.

TOI had reported on March 6 about Huda’s plan to complete the road even if oustees delay vacating the land. On Sunday, a Huda official said even as the authority was planning to lay a temporary road to ensure traffic movement from the e-way to IMT Manesar, the oustees agreed to vacate the land.

Huda has already allotted alternative plots to the oustees. “A week back, we met inhabitants of Rohtas Ki Dhani to finalise acquisition of the parcel of land to complete the missing link between Dwarka expressway and IMT Manesar. We managed to convince them that they should vacate the land to allow the road to be completed,” said the senior Huda official.

The urban development authority had planned to connect Dwarka expressway with IMT Manesar via master roads of Sector 84, 85, 86, 87 and 88. Construction of most of the master roads in these new sectors was completed, barring the half-a-kilometre stretch at Rohtas ki Dhani.

At present, NH-8, also known as Gurgaon-Jaipur expressway, is the only road connecting Delhi with the industrial areas of Manesar. As a result, all the traffic is diverted to this road, leading to constant traffic snarls.

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Tunnel to link Dwarka eway with airport


PROPOSAL Tunnel will bypass NH8, cut travelling time for commuters going to airport 

Driving to the Indira Gandhi International Airport through the Delhi ­Gurgaon Expressway may soon be a breeze.The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is contemplating a proposal to connect the Dwarka Expressway with the Delhi airport via a tunnel in order to ensure that commuters don’t get stuck in a jam while travelling to IGI.

The tunnel will connect Dwarka with the airport while bypassing National Highway 8, which is often clogged with traffic. The Dwarka Expressway, which starts at Kherki Daula in Gurgaon, will join the Delhi Gurgaon expressway at Mahipalpur opposite the Shiv Murti. While 18.8km of this road is in Gurgaon, the remaining 9.9km falls in Delhi.

Last year, Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari had accorded the Dwarka Expressway the status of National Highway on the request of Haryana government. As per NHAI sources, the tunnel will start on Urban Estate Road II and connect Dwarka Expressway with the airport and a proposal for this is under consideration of the Airport Authority of India and DIAL (Delhi International Airport Private Limited) , the private company which operates Delhi’s IGI airport. “We are hopeful that this idea takes off as it will take some traffic pressure off the road and provide an alternative route for reaching the airport”, said a senior NHAI official, who was present at a high level meeting of NHAI, DDA, NCR Planning Board and private consultants that was held recently.

The meeting was held to discuss decongestion of Delhi/­NCR region and it was chaired by NHAI chairman Yudhvir Singh Malik, who is a Haryana cadre IAS officer. The NHAI has also decided that a proposed road from behind the Ambience Mall, which was to connect Manesar and Gurgaon, will now instead join the southern peripheral road (SPR) as there were obstacles in the acquisition of land that could delay the project. The meeting also discussed the plan and presentation to connect the Nelson Mandela road with MG road in Gurgaon, and it was decided that this project would also be expedited it was crucial to create and alternative route for MG road.

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Land acquisition for Dwarka Expressway’s 1km stretch in Delhi to kick off

nhaiUnlike acquisition of land under the Land Acquisition Act, land acquired under the NHAI Act cannot be challenged in court

GURGAON: It will take National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) a month and a half to acquire 24.03 hectares of land in the Bijwasan and Bamnoli areas of the capital to construct the incomplete 1km portion of the Dwarka expressway in Delhi. The authority issued a notification under the NHAI Act to ensure the process is completed without any hassle.

Unlike acquisition of land under the Land Acquisition Act, land acquired under the NHAI Act cannot be challenged in court.

Of the 4km of Dwarka expressway that is incomplete, from Urban Extension Road II (UER-II) passing through Dwarka Sector 26 in Delhi till Sector 111 in Gurgaon, 3km is on Delhi Development Authority (DDA) land, while the remaining 1km, which is private land, has to be acquired by NHAI.

To build this road, NHAI will acquire 24.03 hectares in Bijwasan and Bamnoli.

“We have identified the land and hope to complete acquisition at the earliest,” said NHAI project director Ashok Sharma.

The proposed 150m-wide Dwarka-Palam Vihar link, also known as Northern Peripheral Road or Dwarka expressway, which connects Dwarka in Delhi and NH-8 in Gurgaon, was envisaged 10 years ago and was to be ready before the Commonwealth Games 2010. The 27km-long road — 18km in Gurgaon and 9km in Delhi — has already missed six deadlines.

The detailed project report for the Delhi portion of the expressway is being prepared by NHAI through consultant AECOM.