Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to lay the foundation stone for the Dwarka Expressway in April and for this he has issued directions to officials for resolving the matters coming in the way of the project’s construction by the end of this month.
“In April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway and also lay the foundation stone for the Dwarka Expressway. I have directed officials to submit a progress report of the project by the end of this month and resolve the remaining land transfer issues,” union minister Rao Inderjit said.
The project is estimated to cost Rs 7000 crore and the expressway will be 29 km in length. Of this, Haryana has 18.9 km and the rest of the 10.1 km stretch falls in Delhi.
A meeting was held at Niti Ayog where Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) were present.
It was at this meeting that the union minister directed officials to speedily complete the land transfer from HSIIDC to NHAI. He also directed Deputy Commissioner, Vinay Pratap Singh to hold a meeting with HSIIDC for initiating the transfer process.
HUDA officials told Inderjit that acquisition of land for constructing the expressway is progressing at a fast pace and 134 people have been given compensation. They further added that they are soon expecting their main office in Panchkula to sanction a hefty compensation amount that can be distributed to the remaining landowners.
On March 12, Inderjit had disclosed that the Dwarka Expressway will be constructed in five phases during an interaction with members of the DXP Welfare Association, an association comprising of homebuyers who have invested in residential areas on the stretch.
On March 7, Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari had said that the PM will lay the foundation stone for the Dwarka Expressway. However, he had not disclosed a timeline.
HUDA had announced the Dwarka Expressway project in 2007, and it was taken over by the NHAI in October 2016.
Currently, a litigation issue regarding lands in New Palam Vihar has held up the construction of the expressway.
Other engineering projects on the expressway include, a three lane service road, a railway over bridge (ROB), 10 underpasses and four interchange junctions, at the Shiv Murti, Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), Dwarka and Sector 84/88 dividing road in Manesar.TAGS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi / Dwarka Expressway / Niti Ayog / Union Minister Rao Inderjit / Manesar / Palwal / HUDA / HSIIDC / Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari / NHAI / New Palam Vihar