Work on two phases of Dwarka Expressway in Gurugram will be completed by August this year, as more than half the key works on the stretch have been completed, highway authority officials said on Wednesday.
Officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said that barring one plot near Kherki Daula, work on the entire stretch is going on at a fast pace and that the Gurugram portion of the 29-kilometre-long road would be completed in the next few months.
On Tuesday, Gurugram’s member of Parliament and union minister of state, Rao Inderjit Singh, had called upon the union transport minister, Nitin Gadkari, to discuss the Dwarka Expressway and shifting of Kherki Daula toll plaza.
The Dwarka Expressway will connect Kherki Daula and Shiva temple at Mahipalpur in Delhi.
“The deadline for phases three and four of Dwarka Expressway in Gurugram was December 2020, but due to lockdown, the work suffered delays as large number of workers migrated. Now, the situation is under control and work is going on at a good pace. The only minor hiccup is the transfer of a plot at Kherki Daula, which, if expedited, could help in early completion,” said a senior official, who is not authorised to speak to media.
Singh said that timely completion of the Dwarka Expressway, Sohna Road, U-turn at Ambience Mall is their top priority. “Dwarka Expressway has been a work in progress for the last decade and the project needs an early conclusion. I also raised the issue of shifting of Kherki Daula toll plaza as the concessionaire has earned more revenue than the money spent,” he said, adding that he informed Gadkari that work on flyovers at Bilaspur, Kapdiwas and Bawal Chowks had progressed only on paper in three years.
Source : HT