The Dwarka Expressway Tunnel That Connects Haryana Border To IGI Airport, Is 80% Complete

The Dwarka Expressway Tunnel That Connects Haryana Border To IGI Airport, Is 80% Complete

The tunnel connecting the Kapashera border to NH-8 is being built to provide seamless connectivity from the Haryana border to the IGI Airport in Delhi, is around 80% complete, according to NHAI officials.

The tunnel is part of the Dwarka Expressway, a major project of India’s NHAI. The tunnel is the longest and widest urban road tunnel in the country, with a length of 3.6 km and eight lanes.

According to NHAI authorities, the tunnel is one of two that comprise Package 1 of the Dwarka Expressway. The other tunnel, connecting NH-8 to terminal 3 of the airport, is 2.5km long, according to officials, who added that 50% of the structure’s work has been done. According to sources, the second tunnel will have six lanes.

The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, stated earlier this year that the UER 2, which connects Alipur in north Delhi with the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Rajokri in southwest Delhi, will be opened by the end of this year and will unclog numerous portions of the national Capital.

Expert Proposes A Temporary Solution To The Traffic Congestion

The tunnel is intended to ease traffic congestion in the city, as well as it lessen the time to get to the IGI airport from the city. However, this is only a temporary solution to the capital’s traffic congestion.

“The more supply there is, the more demand there is, and vehicular density will only increase,” said Amit Bhatt, MD for India at the International Council on Clean Transportation.

The Project Has Four Stages

The Dwarka Expressway is divided into four levels: tunnels/underpasses, at-grade roads, elevated flyovers, and flyovers atop flyovers. According to NHAI authorities, once the tunnel and UER 2 are completed, the travel between Manesar in Gurgaon and IGI will be reduced to 20 minutes.

Dwarka Expressway is 29 kilometers long in total, with 18.9 kilometers in Haryana and the remaining 10.1 kilometers in Delhi. The expressway runs from Shiv-Murti on NH-8 to the Kherki Daula toll plaza. The project’s entire cost is estimated to be around Rs 10,000 crore.

Source- Indian Express

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