Delhi-Gurugram expressway: National Highway 48 on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway will remain closed for about 90 days due to the construction of a flyover and two underpasses. As per reports, the 500-metre stretch will remain closed for about three months, causing traffic jams.
One underpass will connect Dwarka Expressway to Nelson Mandela Marg, the other will connect Dwarka Link Road to NH-48. The traffic police said that during the construction of the two underpasses and the flyover, vehicles would be diverted towards the slip road constructed by the NHAI next to the carriageway towards Delhi.
Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) SS Yadav said, “Traffic on NH-48 near Shiv Murti Square will be diverted from the main highway to the newly constructed slip road.” According to NHAI officials, the construction work will be completed within 90 days.
About 75 thousand vehicles pass daily
The traffic police will give NOC to NHAI by March 14 so that they can start the construction work. About 75 thousand vehicles pass through this route daily.
SS Yadav, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) informed that the new construction will reduce the travel time for commuters going towards Dwarka.
The under-construction Dwarka Expressway is a 29 km stretch that starts from Shiv Murti in Delhi and ends near Kherki Daula. Meanwhile it passes through Dwarka and many areas in Gurugram.
What is project?
The project was conceived by the Haryana government in 2006, but got delayed due to land issues. In 2016, the project was taken over by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
In 2019, NHAI started the work and was expected to be completed by 2021. However, due to the Covid pandemic, the project got further delayed. At the same time, now the work on Gurugram section is expected to be completed by July this year, while the section in Delhi is expected to be completed by 2024.