Watch Dwarka Expressway Delhi to Manesar in 15 minutes: Transforming Delhi NCR commuting

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The eagerly anticipated Dwarka Expressway, a transformative infrastructure project in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), brings relief to commuters travelling between Delhi and Gurugram. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw open a key section of the Haryana part of Dwarka Expressway on March 11. This part of the expressway stretches from Dwarka (Delhi) to Kherki Daula Toll Plaza (Gurgaon, Haryana).

The Delhi-Gurgaon expressway may not have a toll plaza once it is fully operational, according to Union Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. He shared glimpses of the expressway on Instagram, Watch:

Stretching over 28.5 kilometres, this project, officially known as NH 248-BB, represents India’s inaugural elevated road initiative. The expressway commences at Shiv-Murti near Mahipalpur on National Highway 8 and culminates near the Kherki Daula toll plaza.

The 19-kilometre section from the Delhi-Gurgaon border to Kherki Daula in Haryana is open for traffic from 11 March. Simultaneously, the remaining 9.5 kilometres within Delhi are expected to be completed by June 2024, ensuring a seamless and efficient commute for residents. 

The total length of Dwarka Expressway is 29 km, out of which 18.9 km falls in Haryana, while the remaining 10.1 km is in Delhi.

This section will be known for several design firsts in the country. These include 

a) Widest on single pier 

b) longest & widest urban tunnel, 

c) blast-proof tunnel, 

d) 75% elevation, etc.

The inauguration is strategically planned before the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in April-May.

Envisioned as an 8-lane grade-separated expressway, the Dwarka Expressway comes with a hefty price tag of Rs 9,000 crore. This modern marvel is designed to significantly reduce travel time, with the journey from Delhi to Manesar estimated to take just 15 minutes upon completion. Also known as the Northern Peripheral Road, it links Shiv Murti on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway to Dwarka in Delhi and Gurgaon in Haryana.

A key highlight of this expressway is the construction of the country’s longest and widest urban road tunnel, measuring an impressive 3.6 kilometres in length and featuring 8 lanes. This state-of-the-art highway project is designed with access control, incorporating designated entry points on service roads to mitigate traffic congestion. 

Furthermore, it boasts four multi-level interchanges and cross-road underpasses at major junctions. Construction commenced in 2018, marking a significant stride in enhancing regional connectivity and streamlining transportation in the Delhi NCR.

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