Centre launching mega infra projects in Delhi today

Centre launching mega infra projects in Delhi today

The Centre will launch a series of developments works in the national capital today ahead of coming Lok Sabha polls.

Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who launched Rs 6000 crore peripheral road to decongest national capital on Friday, will open 4 lane flyover at Dhaula Kaun Junction on NH No-8 (New No NH-48) today evening.

The flyover, which will reduce waiting time at the traffic light by 30 minutes at peak hours, is the first step towards the development of an eight-lane, signal free Dhaula Kuan – Airport corridor.

National Highway No.8 (New NH-48) is the prime link providing connectivity to IGI Airport from Delhi and NCR. The frequent traffic jams in the corridor result in travel time of 10-30 minutes in crossing this stretch of about 3 kms. NHAI has taken up development of signal-free corridor from Dhaula Kuan interchange to Airport at an estimated cost of Rs.270 crore.

Besides the flyover,  the complete signal free Dhaula Kuan – Airport corridor consists of widening of Dhaula Kuan – IGI corridor from 6-lanes to 8-lanes,  a three-lane flyover from Janakpuri road to merge with NH-8, three-lane vehicular underpass at Parade Road junction.

This project would be in addition to the nine other projects being implemented for decongesting NCR Delhi. These include  the 22 km, 6-lane elevated corridor on Gurugram-Sohna Road costing Rs 2000 Crore on which work has started; 8-lane Delhi-Panipat highway from Mukarba Chowk to Panipat on NH-1 being constructed at a cost of Rs 2300 and nearly 48 % done; the 29 km, 8 lane access controlled Dwarka Expressway costing about Rs 9,500 crore on which work has started said a statement from the Ministry of Road Transport.

Even the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal also launching number project including modernisation of urban villages.