Nitin Gadkari, Manohar Lal inspects the construction of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
Gadkari accepts demands made by Haryana Chief Minister for improving connectivity in Haryana on the spot
Delhi to Dausa part of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to be completed by March-2022
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The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that 15 projects for the construction of roads and bridges have been approved for Delhi NCR at a cost of Rs. 53,000 crore. Out of these 14 projects are in progress. With the completion of these projects, pollution will reduce in Delhi NCR and people will not have to waste their time in long traffic jams.
After inspecting the construction work of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway along with Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, Nitin Gadkari addressed a programme organized at Lohtki village of Sohna sub-division of Gurugram district. He was accompanied by the Union Minister of State for Statistics Programme Implementation, Rao Inderjit Singh and Sohna MLA, Sanjay Singh.
In a programme organized at Lohtki village of Gurugram, Union Minister Gadkari said that the Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway of about 1380 km length is the longest expressway in India which will be ready by March-2023. About Rs. 95,000 crores will be spent on this. The part of this expressway from Delhi to Dausa in Rajasthan and from Vadodara to Ankleshwar will be built by March-2022.
This expressway is being developed as an 8-lane access control greenfield expressway, which can be expanded to 12 lanes by adding 4 more lanes in future. A median of 21 meters width is being built on this expressway, which can be reduced in future to widen the expressway.
160 km part of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Haryana
Gadkari said that about 160 km length of this expressway falls in the state of Haryana on which Rs.10,400 crore is being spent. Out of this, work has also been allotted for the construction of an expressway of 130 km in length.
This expressway will pass through the Gurugram, Palwal and Nuh districts of Haryana. Way-side facilities will be built at 6 places in the part falling in Haryana. This also includes various facilities for passengers like resorts, restaurants, dormitories, hospitals, food courts, fuel stations etc., besides parking garages for trucks etc. Not only this but there will also be commercial space of the logistic park.
Gadkari said that a helicopter ambulance service would also be available on this expressway to take the accident victims to the nearest hospital at the earliest.
Accepting the demands put forth by the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, Sh. Gadkari informed that three projects including villages Bilaspur, Manesar and Kapriwas have been approved on the Delhi-Jaipur highway at a cost of about Rs.250 crore. On this occasion, the Chief Minister demanded to build underpasses or flyovers at these places so that people get facilities there and the number of accidents is reduced.
Sh. Gadkari further said that the work of making interchange on Palwal-Aligarh National Highway and Eastern Peripheral Express Highway (KGP) has also been approved. Keeping this demand made before the Union Minister Sh. Gadkari by Sh. Manohar Lal had said that till the time interchange is not constructed, people using one route to go to the other will face difficulties. Sh. Gadkari also approved the demand of the Chief Minister to connect Faridabad city with Jewar airport.
The construction of an elevated road on Gurugram-Sohna road to be completed by March-2022
Gadkari said that 6 lanes 5 kilometres long elevated road are being constructed on Gurugram-Sohna road at a cost of about Rs 1700 crore which will be completed by March 2022. He also informed that the U-turn underpass being built near Ambience Mall on the Delhi-Jaipur highway will also be completed by October 2021.
He informed that for the construction of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, one and a half times compensation has been given to the farmers so that the farmer does not suffer. “I am also a farmer and I understand the problems of the farmer,” said Sh. Gadkari. He also called upon the farmers not to sell their land adjacent to the highway, but if they develop that land, they will get more profit.
Responding to a question, Gadkari said that 8 percent of waste plastic is being used in road construction. The Ministry has also issued a notification regarding this. In addition, the quality of tire rubber waste is being enhanced by mixing it with bitumen.
Earlier, Chief Minister, Manohar Lal while welcoming the Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari, described him as an enthusiastic and hardworking Minister, under whose able directions road network has been laid down across the country. He said that whatever project he had taken to Sh. Gadkari never said no and also immediately approved the project.
Manohar Lal said that in the past, when it came to building a special expressway from Delhi to Amritsar, which would later be extended to Jammu, Sh. Gadkari called him and the Chief Minister of Punjab and asked for its alignment and immediately finalized it.
Similarly, in Haryana, when a demand was made for the construction of a highway from east to west, Gadkari had immediately approved the road from Panipat to Dabwali.
The Chief Minister said that many such highways are now being built in Haryana. By making them our financial condition will improve. Industries will be set up, more services will be provided, people will get an opportunity to live a comfortable life and of course, we will move forward, as a Nation.
Manohar Lal said that especially the Gurugram, Nuh and Palwal districts of Haryana would be benefited after the construction of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Investors will come here, industries will come up and people will get employment. A good road signifies the economic progress of that area, said the Chief Minister.