Six lane road, 59 km long to join DND, Ring Road through Delhi-Mumbai expressway: The minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, on Friday laid the foundation stone of a 59-km six-lane national highway. This highway would be connecting New Delhi’s Ring Road with the under-construction Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. This project is one of the nine projects of the government that will help in decongestion of the Delhi-NCR. According to the government, the project cost is set to Rs 3,580 Crore.
Six-lane highway to connect ring road-DND junction with Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
The alignment for the highway was publicised in May 2018 by the central government. Now seeing the length of the highway, it will start at the Ring Road-DND junction and will then pass through the Kalindi bypass and Faridabad-Ballabhgarh bypass. Then, it will finish at the interchange of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at the Western Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Manesar–Palwal (KMP) Expressway. When the project is complete, it will surely help in bringing down the traffic and will reduce the congestion in the Ashram-Badarpur-Faridabad-Ballabhgarh region.
The data statistics of the Traffic police shows that more than 30,000 vehicles cross the Ashram intersection every single day. In 2016, the DND Flyway was made toll-free due to which the traffic peaked and movement of vehicles increased. Not only with this but even when NH-24 widened in June 2018.
The data from the Traffic police shows that every day about 300,000 vehicles cross the Ashram juncture. Vehicular traffic in the area round up later the DND Flyway was made toll-free in 2016 and with the broadening of NH-24 in the month of June 2018. South Delhi bound traffic from east Delhi and Noida uses this route, adding to congestion.
The transport ministry on Thursday said, “This is expected to result in reduction of vehicular pollution”.
The project is going to have three lane service roads on each side for around 29 km, 7.350 km of raised section with two level junctions at four settings of the metro line, 18 new subways, and nine interchanges with enhanced junctions. The Centre had declared a total of 10 projects costing Rs 35,600 crore to split Delhi’s vehicular pollution.
There are other projects too such are: a 3 km signal-free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to the Delhi airport, a 22 km raised up corridor joining Gurugram and Sohna, 8 lane Delhi-Panipat highway from Mukarba Chowk on NH-1, the 82 km Delhi-Meerut Expressway, which is also further divided into four other projects, Rangpuri bypass to join Dwarka/NH-08 through Vasant Kunj-Nelson Mandela Road, 4 lane 124 km Khekra– EPE junction to Shamli-Saharanpur (NH-709 B), and 75 km urban addition road six lane corridor from Akshardham-NH-24 junction to EPE junction on Baghpat road.