Everything to know about Dwarka Expressway Highway

Dwarka Expressway

Dwarka Expressway Highway also known as “Northern Peripheral road” is 29.10km long and is in development. It is the third direct connecting road between Delhi and Gurgaon. It starts at Shiv Murti Mahipalpur, Delhi and ends at Kherki Daula, Gurgaon. Initially it was supposed to be 18km long and 150 meters wide being developed to connect Delhi to Gurgaon with Dwarka with NH8, running parallel to existing Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. Later on it got expanded as many routes got include and approved, resulting it to be 29.10km. After constant delays due to various land acquisition which hurdled and delayed the progress, later on the work began in November 2019 in Gurgaon and in September 2020 in Delhi. It is set to be operational from December 2023. Gurgaon area of this highway is reached upto 99% of completion. The project is divided into several phases. It connects to several roads which includes NH-8 (Delhi-Jaipur Highway), NH-48 (Delhi-Ahmedabad Highway), and the Delhi Metro network. It is set to open in 2023.9.4. Vehicles were allowed to travel on the highway from April 2023.

Dwarka Motorway Highway helps divert major traffic from the Delhi-Gurgaon Motorway and is designed to provide a faster and more efficient route. It connects to several highways, like NH8 and NH48. The motorway helps reduce pollution, which helps the environment t as wellIt was built at a cost of Rs 250.77 crore per km. The project was budgeted for 7500 crores in 2006. It is the country’s first elevated urban express, but various land acquisition hurdles delayed the progress.

The primary purpose of the Dwarka Motorway is to provide direct and feasible transportation between Delhi and Gurgaon and ease the traffic between the two urban centres, thus aiming to reduce travel time and improve connectivity for travellers. Various residential sectors will see better It also offers good connectivity between Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) and Gurgaon. Approx. 60% of NH-8 traffic is likely to be shifted to this highway, prompting an increase in traffic flow towards Sohna Road and Golf Course Road. The highway will help control air pollution.

The distance between Manesar and Indira Gandhi Airport will be covered in 20 minutes, between Manesar and Singhu Border in 45 minutes, and from Dwarka to Manesar in just 15 minutes using the Dwarka Motorway Highway. In addition, the highway has access to prominent areas of Gurgaon, such as Cyber City and Golf Course Road. It gives clear access to the future India International Convention Centre (IICC) in Sector 25, Dwarka.

The 8.76-kilometre stretch of the Dwarka Motorway will be constructed by M/s Larsen and Toubro Ltd. It is built using two lakh tonnes of steel and 20 lakh cubic metres of cement concrete.

Once completed, people can commute from Gurgaon to Jaipur via Sohna Road using the Delhi-Mumbai Motorway in just 2 hours. It includes 23 km of elevated roads and approximately 4 km of tunnel construction.

Alongside Haryana Roadways, it is planned to construct interstate bus stops along the route. Ten times taller and thirty times denser than the regular forest, trees are planted on the highway.

Economic impact

The completion of the Dwarka Motorway is set to boost economic activity in the region by improving logistics and transportation, leading to the development of industrial and commercial hubs, generating employment opportunities, and contributing to the local economy.

Challenges

Land acquisition, environmental concerns, and coordination among various government agencies have been significant challenges in the construction of the Dwarka ExpresswayTraffic management during construction has also been a point of concern.
The Dwarka Motorway is a crucial infrastructure project in the NCR. As it continues to develop, it is expected to have a positive impact on the region’s economy and real estate market.
The Dwarka Motorway project is divided into four packages: two in Delhi of a total of 10.1 km and two in Gurgaon of a total of 19km.

The packages are divided in the following ways:

Package 1

  • Range: Indira Gandi International Airport to Brijwasan Road Underbridge
  • Distance: 5.9 km.
  • Contractor: J. Kumar Infraprojects
  • Value: 1,349 cr.
  • Current status: It has been under construction since September 2020.

Package 2

  • Range: Brijwasan RUB to the Delhi/Haryana border.
  • Distance: 4.2 km
  • Contractor: J. Kumar Infraprojects
  • Value: 1,540 cr.
  • Current status: under construction

Package 3

  • Range: Delhi-Haryana border to Basai rail overbridge
  • Distance: 10.2 km
  • Contactor: Larsen & Toubro
  • Value: 1,334 cr.
  • Current status: under construction

Package 4

  • Range: Basai ROB to Kherki Dhaula scope
  • Distance: 8.8 km
  • Contactor: Larsen & Toubro
  • Value: 1,046 cr.
  • Current status: under construction

The speed limit on this highway is 80km per hour, with 28km being the excess limit. It is set to be the first toll-free highway, so no toll will be taken from commuters.

Projects on the Dwarka Motorway

Real estate investors have benefited from the Dwarka Motorway highway as Delhi and Gurgaon are heavily populated cities. Residential areas on the way are Sectors 83, 84, and 99 to 113; commercial areas on the way are Sectors 105, 106, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112, and 113. The Dwarka Motorway was initially planned to link Dwarka in Delhi to Palam Vihar in Gurgaon. Later on, it was extended to the Kherki Daula toll plaza under the master plan for 2025.

Dwarka Expressway, conceptualised under the Gurgaon Master Plan 2021, was originally planned to link Dwarka in Delhi to Palam Vihar in Gurgaon. It was later extended to the Kherki Daula toll plaza, intercepting NH-48, under Master Plan 2025.

Some real estate developers, such as Godrej Properties, Indiabulls, Tata Housing, Raheja Group, Ramprastha, and Puri Constructions, among others ample amount of residential projects alongside Dwarka Expressway. Developers like ATS Realty offers quality housing. These properties offer 2 BHK, 3 BHK, and 4 BHK units, with property price ranging between Rs 20,000 per sq ft and Rs 50,000 per sq ft,  spread in various sectors along the Expressway and cater to mid-segment and high-segment groups. Among these most of the sectors have seen huge price appreciation as the Expressway project is about to complete. Affordable housing projects are also planned here. Though, the rental demand in these areas is not upto mark with the developed areas but is expected to rise in the future.

Both Gurgaon and Delhi attract working professionals from across the country, and are densely populated.not meet the demand, leading to high property prices in both the cities. Nevertheless, the mushrooming housing projects along the Dwarka Expressway is viewed to cater to the growing demand as prices are much lower than Gurgaon and Delhi. The newly constructed houses along Dwarka Expressway are inexpensive and than those in Delhi and Gurgaon, hence increasing the demand. As the completion of Expressway is coming closer the demand of property in other sectors is rising. Though the expressway offers great commute between Delhi and Gurgoan, houses alongside are affordable.

Buying a property alongside Dwarka Expressway Highway is a good call for future and is highly profitable. Opening of cloverleaf will ease the travel between Sector 81 and Sector 95, and alleviate commute on both sides of NH 48. Connectivity is major deciding factor when buying a house, if looking for an investment. People prefer buying property alongside major expressways because of great connectivity, hence these properties are always on demand.

Attribute

The 8.76 km stretch of Dwarka Expressway will be constructed by M/s Larsen and Toubro Ltd. It is built using two lakhs tons of steel and 20 lakh cubic meters of cement concrete. The expressway will feature art technology Intelligent Transport System (ITS), advance traffic management systems (ATMS), toll management systems (TMS), CCTV cameras, and surveillance, ensuring easy commute and safety of commuters. Three-lane service road will be developed on both sides of road. The expressway will have four-level road network which includes tunnels, flyovers, elevated roads, grade roads, and underpasses.

Timelines

The project was planned as Norther Peripheral Road in 2006, transferred to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in 2016, foundation was laid in March 2019, package 2 was approved by government in August 2019, half construction was completed by February 2021.

Road transport and highway minister Nitin Gadkari said the Dwarka Motorway Highway will be completed by April 2024, and work on the motorway and urban extension road 2 from Alipur to Mahipalpur in New Delhi will be completed soon. He has asked NHAI officials to complete the work by December 2023. He also informed me that the Shiv Murti to Brijwasan section is completed at 60%, covering a distance of 5.9km. Brijwasan ROB and the Delhi-Haryana border are completed at 82%, covering a distance of 4.2 km. The stretch from Delhi to the Haryana border is completed at 93%. Basai ROB to Gurgaon is completed at 99%, covering a cloverleaf interchange distance of 8.7 km.

 Conclusion

Once completed, the cloverleaf interchange will allow new sector residents to use the NH-8 without travelling all the way to the Kherki Daula toll. NHAI reported that the cloverleaf is being constructed with a circumference of about 2 km or more. Four loops are built to ensure hassle-free traffic movement towards places like Delhi Airport, NH8, SPR, the Delhi-Mumbai Motorway, etc.

Remember, buying a property is a significant decision. Taking time to research and assess your options will help ensure that you make a wise and informed choice.

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