Delhi Govt sets up panel to speed up Dwarka expressway

GURGAON: The Delhi government has appointed a panel to identify and acquire land for the Dwarka Expressway project, nearly two months after the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had sought the same to complete construction on the Delhi side of the high-speed corridor, which has got the ‘national highway’ status.

Sources told media on Wednesday that a competent authority of land acquisition (CALA) has been constituted by the Delhi government and two additional district magistrates (ADMs) will be appointed to the committee later this week.

The six-lane Dwarka Expressway will start from Shiv Murti on NH-8 in Delhi and end a kilometre before Kherki Daula on NH-8. Of its 27.9 km, 18km will be in Gurgaon and 9.9km in Delhi. The route will need Delhi to acquire land in eight villages – Rangpuri, Samalkha, Nangal Dewat, Mahipalpur, Bharthal, Pochanpur, Bijwasan and Bamnoli. A majority of work in the Gurgaon section is already complete, barring New Palam Vihar and Kherki Daula.

“Once the officials are appointed to the CALA, we will ask for land and will help the panel to identify the villages from where the land is to be acquired for the project. The whole process should be over by September,” said Ashok Sharma, project director, NHAI.

The Dwarka Expressway was planned to decongest traffic in Gurgaon by allowing traffic from Jaipur to skip Gurgaon expressway and head towards Dwarka and IGI Airport.

Credits ET Realty

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