Dwarka Expressway @ Northern Peripheral Road (NH 248-BB)

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded to L&T one of the five packages of Rs 7,500 crore Dwarka Expressway project in Haryana under the Bharatmala project, the government said today. The package to build eight-lane expressway from Basai RoB to NH 8 – SPR intersection in Haryana will be executed at a cost of Rs 1,047 crore under EPC (engineering, construction and procurement) mode, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement. “The NHAI has issued Letter of Award – LOA for Package-4 of Dwarka Expressway from Basai RoB to NH-8 – SPR intersection in Haryana on EPC under Bharatmala Pariyojna…This eight-lane Expressway (NH-248 BB) will be constructed on EPC Mode at a cost of Rs 1047.007 crore. The 8.76 km stretch of the road will be constructed by L&T,” the statement said.

Development of this section of Dwarka Expressway will ensure seamless and safe movement of traffic between Delhi-Gurgaon and help in decongestion of the Delhi-Gurugaon Expressway, it said. The project comprises of 8-lane elevated structure for main carriageway of Dwarka Expressway, Trumpet Interchange for Manesar Road and Cloverleaf interchange with NH-8-SPR intersection.

The completion period of the project is two years with maintenance period of four years. Under the project, a minor bridge will be widened, additional ROBs, five VUP (vehicle underpass), six Bus Bays with Bus Shelter will be erected and four Junction Improvements will be carried out, it said. “Dwarka Expressway has to be implemented in 5 Packages.

The first package of 5.3 kms is from Shiv Murti to RuB, the second of 4.2 kms from RuB to Haryana border, package 3 from Haryana border to BasaiRoB – 10.2 Kms, package 4 from Basai RoB to NH-8 – SPR intersection – 8.77 Kms, and the fifth package – 5 kms of Western Airport Connectivity from Dwarka Expressway through tunnel,” the statement said. The Expressway is proposed to be built at an estimated expenditure of Rs 7,500 crore.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) finally issued notification granting national highway status to 28 km long Dwarka Expresswaystarting from Shiv Murti in Delhi to Kherki Daula in Gurugram. The notification has come after over a year of announcement made by Union minister Nitin Gadkari to grant NH status to expressway.
With this notification NHAI has also specified the speed limit of 80kmph on Dwarka Expressway, once completed the road will emerge as an alternate route between Delhi-Gurgaon and it is expected to reduce the traffic load on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. The move is also expected to expedite the completion of this much delayed project.

Following the request of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during Global Investor Summit in March 2016 union minister has announced to give NH status to the road. Later in May 2016 MoRTH has given in-principal approval to Dwarka Expressway, now finally NHAI has issued notification in this regard.

Northern Peripheral Road or NH 248-BB, commonly known as Dwarka Expressway is a 27.6 km (17.1 mi) long, under construction, 8-lane, controlled-access highway connecting Dwarka in Delhi to Gurgaon in Haryana. The expressway will take off from Km 20 of NH-48at Shiv Murti, Mahipalpur and terminate at Km 40 of NH-48 near Kherki Daula Toll Plaza, Gurgaon. The NPR has been planned as an alternate road link between Delhi and Gurgaon, and is expected to ease the traffic situation on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.The expressway was initially planned to be 18 km (11 mi) long and was expected to open by 2012 but land acquisition issues delayed the project.

History

The Northern Peripheral Road was envisaged as an alternate route for connecting Dwarka and Gurgaon in 2006. It would have been 18 km long, signal-free road, with 14 km in Gurgaon and rest in Delhi. A 3.2 km long Central Peripheral Road (CPR) was planned to connect it to Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) at Kherki Daula on NH-48. Land acquisition started in 2007-08. The construction contract was given to JSR Construction Private Ltd and India Bulls Private Ltd in April 2011 and the completion date was set to be 31 March 2012. The project missed the deadline as a 4 km stretch of the route faced land acquisition hurdles in the New Palam Vihar and sectors 100, 102, 103, among others. The Punjab and Haryana High Courtdisposed of the petitions in May 2015. In June 2016, the project was acquired by National Highways Authority of India and road was renamed National Highway 248-BB. By that time, 14 km stretch of the expressway with six lanes had been completed. The scope of the project was expanded and the proposed Central Peripheral Road (CPR) and 6.3 long section of Urban Extension Road-II (UER II) were included as part of the expressway.

Project
The expressway will start from Km 20 of NH-48 at Shiv Murti, Mahipalpur and cover Indira Gandhi International Airport, Dwarka and Bijwasan before entering New Palam Vihar in Gurgaon. It will terminate at Km 40 near Khirki Daula Toll Plaza where travellers will be able to move on to the Southern Peripheral Road and the proposed Delhi–Jaipur Expressway. The project has been divided into six packages

Package 1 : Shiv Murti to Rail under Bridge
This stretch will be 5.3 km long starting from Shiv Murti at NH-48 and ending at the approach of the Rail under Bridge near Sector 21, Dwarka.

Package 2: Rail under Bridge to Delhi Haryana Border
This 4.2 km long stretch will be between Km 5.3 at the Rail under Bridge and Km 9.5 at the Delhi Haryana border on the expressway.

Package 3: Delhi-Haryana Border to approach of Rail over Bridge in Basai
This stretch will be 10 km long between Km 9.5 to Km 19.5 of the expressway. The road will pass through Sectors 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 110, 111, 112 and 113 in Gurgaon. Since this section has continuous intersection of sector roads, most of the stretch will be constructed as elevated dual carriageway of 4 lanes each. The service roads will run beneath the main carriageway and will be elevated at all major junctions. The crossroads will also be depressed with underpasses at all major junctions.

Package 4: Rail over Bridge to Kherki Daula
This stretch will start from Rail over Bridge at Basai and end at a cloverlief near Kherki Daula at Km 40 of the NH-48, thus including the route originally planned for the CPR.

Package 5: Road Tunnel from Dwarka Expressway to IGI Airport
DPR is currently being prepared for Package 5. Road Tunnel with its approaches including junction with Dwarka Expressway for western connectivity to IGI Airport from Dwarka expressway in the State of Delhi.

Package 6: NPR to IGI Airport T3 Tunnel
Delhi Airport Tunnel Expressway, is a east-to-west running new 4 km tunnel being built from north-to-south running Northern Peripheral Road to Indira Gandhi International Airport-Terminal-3. It was announced in November 2017.

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Dwarka Expressway @ Northern Peripheral Road (NH 248-BB)

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