On Sunday, bores were sunk at two locations in Faridabad — near Chandawali Bridge and Sector 37 — which are near the proposed interchange without disturbing traffic. A third spot has been identified at Kaili Mod in Ballabhgarh. After the soil testing report is received, work will begin in full swing, NHAI officials said.
Under the project, NHAI has planned construction of a new ring road from DND Flyway to Sohna and an interchange to connect the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway with the Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway at a cross-section of Sohna, Palwal, Manesar and Nuh.
After the work was recently awarded to a Gujrat-based construction company, work has started for second and third phase of the highway. Work on first phase will start from February.
“NHAI will build the 59-km-long highway in three packages. Package 1 includes an eight-km-long, six-lane flyover between DND to Jaitpur along the Yamuna, while the second package of 25km from Jaitpur to Ballabhgarh will be a six-lane, signal-free stretch. Both stretches will have six-lane service roads for local traffic,” an NHAI official said.
He also said that the third package from Ballabhgarh to Sohna, which will be 26km long, will have six lanes with an interchange linking the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway with KMP Expressway.
“The project is expected to be completed within the next three years. The project will reduce traffic congestion in Delhi’s Ashram and Badarpur, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh and Gurugram. With the DND Flyway the entry point, traffic from east Delhi and UP can bypass Delhi and head straight towards Mumbai,” said Dheeraj Singh, NHAI project manager (technical).
The highways authority has acquired about 150 hectares of land in Faridabad, Gurugram, Palwal and Nuh for the project. The road will pass through Sikri, Harfla, Jajru, Calgaon, Bhanakpur, Nangla Jogian and Mohla in Faridabad, Paroli, Khedli Jeet, Sahrala and Kalwaka in Palwal and Hajipur and Loh villages in Gurugram. A part of the expressway will also fall in Nuh.
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will have two starting points for commuters — one on DND Flyway in Delhi and another near Alipur in Sohna.
An official said, “The loop will be designed in such a way that the KMP Expressway and Delhi-Mumbai Expressway can easily be connected. The interchange will have four loops for commuters to travel from Delhi to Vadodara. Commuters can use this interchange if they wish to travel till Palwal or Manesar. The loops will be designed in such a manner that there will be no stoppage for commuters.”
“Slip roads will be constructed for commuters to travel from Manesar towards Delhi or Vadodara. Commuters who are coming from Manesar can use the ramp to go towards Delhi or they can take the other road and go towards Vadodara,” he added.