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Gurugram and Delhi residents may have good news in the new year with the opening of the Dwarka Expressway, India’s first elevated urban expressway.
Following receipt of the safety audit report by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the Dwarka Expressway might be opened during the final week of January.
The Dwarka Expressway, which will link Delhi and Gurugram, has 99% of its construction finished, and the NHAI plans to open it to traffic in January 2024.
The Dwarka highway is the nation’s first elevated urban highway, measuring 29 kilometres in total, of which 18.9 kilometers are located in Gurugram, Haryana. Officials from NHAI and Gurugram DC have also inspected the motorway and have created a schedule for its imminent opening.
This highway, which has been planned in four sections, would cost more than Rs 9,000 crore in total. Ninety-three percent of the construction in Delhi, where the 10-kilometer section is located, has been finished.
30 Times More Steel Used In The Making As Compared To Eiffel Tower
Regarding the Dwarka Expressway’s unique feature, it is the first elevated urban expressway in the nation, utilizing 20 lakh metric tons of steel—that is, thirty times more steel than was required to build the Eiffel Tower.
Similarly, it took 20 lakh cubic meters of concrete to build, which is six times more than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. In addition, 12,000 trees were transplanted as part of the building, a first for India in terms of tree planting on this magnitude.
Dwarka Expressway To Ease Travel Between Delhi And Gurugram
On National Highway 8, the Dwarka Expressway begins at Shiv Murti in Mahipalpur, Delhi, and terminates at the Khedki Daula Toll Plaza in Gurugram. Once the Dwarka Expressway is built, traveling from Delhi to Gurugram will only take 20 to 25 minutes.
The journey time between Dwarka and Manesar will be 15 minutes, between Manesar and the Indira Gandhi International Airport it will be 20 minutes, between Dwarka and the Singhu Border it will take 25 minutes, and between Manesar and the Singhu Border it will take 45 minutes.
Not only will traffic congestion be relieved with the development of this expressway, but travel for individuals will also become more convenient. Approximately a year ago, the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway full cloverleaf flyover at Khedki Daula Toll Plaza was finished.
The whole cloverleaf flyover has not been put into service as a result of the Dwarka Expressway’s Gurugram segment not being put into service. It was built to link the Dwarka Expressway, the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, and the Southern Peripheral Road.