Take Five – Dwarka Expressway Primer

Why Dwarka Expressway? The 18 km Dwarka Expressway in 2006 was planned to decongest Gurgaon by providing an alternative to NH8. The 14 km stretch on Gurgaon side is complete but work on the remaining four kilometers is unfinished. Some land on the Delhi side is yet to be acquired.

Decision to accord NH Status: Acquisition of land will become quicker, specially on the Delhi side, once Section 3(d) of the National Highways Act is notified. Section 3 (a) calls for appointment of competent authority for land acquisition on behalf of the government of India.

Other Sections: Section 3(g) ensures that compensation is paid to families. This will be fixed as per the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015.

Residential Stock: There are as many as 40,000 units expected to come up in this area spread across 70 projects. Construction is in progress currently in sectors 37 C, 37D, 102, 102A, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 110 A and 111.

Price Trends: Most residential projects were launched at ` 3,750 per sq ft and their current value is below ` 6,000 per sq ft. Prices in this market almost doubled in 2012-2014 but are now not expected to increase anytime soon. Some developers will time their delivery with the completion of the expressway.

Source: Hindustan Times (Estates), Mar 12, 2016, Page 01