The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is stepping up to finish the 19 km Gurugram stretch by December 2022. To complete the work and achieve the deadline, the workforce and machinery work with full efficiency to finish the project on time.
Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways in the Government of India, also said that the Dwarka Expressway will be fully operational in 2023. NHAI officials also added that the installation of signboards and paintings can be carried out after opening the stretch along with finishing touches.
The 29-km Expressway will be an alternate route for NH 48, which cuts travel time for Delhi-Gurgaon commuters. This will significantly reduce the traffic from NH-48 and connect new sectors in Gurugram as it opens to the public.
So, the Gurugram portion is now all set to be launched, and the remaining Delhi portion will be ready by 2023. This will be a key route for NCR as it also connects with the planned Delhi-Mumbai expressway.
What Are The Remaining Portions Of The Dwarka Expressway Gurgaon Portion?
When it comes to the Gurgaon part of the Dwarka Expressway, there are some parts that are under construction and must be ready before the deadline. The cloverleaf intersection of roads, where a junction of roads is being built near the Kherki Daula Toll Plaza.
The 2 km long cloverleaf intersection will have four loops and offer smooth traffic movement towards the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), Central Peripheral Road (CPR), and the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
Because of delays, the cloverleaf is expected to be ready by October and will be operational by the end of the year. Apart from all the obstacles, the other remaining portions of Dwarka Expressway Gurugram will be completed by November-December.
What Are The Reasons For The Delay In The Construction Of Dwarka Expressway?
The Dwarka Project was announced in 2007, but it was delayed due to several factors, including existing infrastructure shifting, land acquisition issues, and pandemic. After shorting all these out, the Gurugram section of the Dwarka Expressway began in November 2019 with a deadline of 2021.
Apart from all these obstructions, the excess air pollution results in construction bans on all construction projects. The lack of a workforce due to the pandemic and delays in approvals were the other reasons for its delay as it regained its momentum in October 2021.
The Dwarka Expressway have a capacity of 1-2 lakh of vehicles and offers direct connectivity to International Conventional Centre (IICC) in Dwarka sector 25 which is the decided venue for G20 Summit in 2023. After become fully operational, it also offers an additional and fastest route for IGI Airport through a shallow tunnel.