Current work status on Dwarka Expressway work

There have been reports that Dwarka Expressway would be finally launched on December 2022. The National Highways Authority of India is also speeding up its efforts to complete its work on the Gurugram portion of the Dwarka Expressway in time to launch the 19 km stretch road in 2023. The project is currently on track and is most probably expected to be completed by the year-end in December 2022. Some finishing touches such as installing signboards and painting work can also be done even after post-opening the expressway.

The estimated cost of this 29km expressway is around INR 9000 crore. It would be the Northern Ring Road which would connect Delhi and Gurugram and would be an alternative to the NH-48. The expressway would start from Shiv Murti in Delhi and would run till Kherki Daula in Gurugram.

Currently, the 18.9 km section of the expressway in Gurugram would be launched in December 2022, and the remaining portion in Delhi would only get ready by the mid of 2023. This intersection has a radius of two km. It will have four loops which would allow seamless movement towards the Delhi- Gurugram expressway, Central Peripheral Road(CPR), Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), and the under-construction Delhi- Mumbai expressway.

This cloverleaf was planned to be completed by October 2022. But it has got delayed and now it is expected that it would be completed by November –December 2022. National Highways Authority of India has announced that the Gurgaon part of the Dwarka Expressway which sprawls over 19km between Bajghera and Kherki Daula will most likely be open to the public by the end of the year.

The remaining 10km Delhi stretch might take a longer time. Its construction would be resumed after one year post the competition on the Gurgaon stretch. Earlier there was a delay because of the compensation disputes over the land acquisitions, litigation, and the pandemic. After that, there was a ban on the construction activity employed by the State government to curb the rising pollution level.

Later it got suspended after the collapse of an elevated road portion near Daultabad Chowk and the construction activities in Gurgaon got resumed in November last year.

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