Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the cloverleaf intersection – a junction with four-way loops between NH-48, Southern Peripheral Road and Dwarka Expressway – built near Kherki Daula toll plaza next month.
The cloverleaf is nearing completion, Union minister and Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjeet Singh said on Wednesday, after meeting Gadkari and discussing several projects linked to the NCR city.
According to the National Highways Authority of India, the cloverleaf has a circumference of over 2 km, with ramps on four sides. It is said to be a larger version of the cloverleaf at Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi and being billed as one of the largest such structures in India.
The four loops of the junction have been designed to allow seamless movement towards key routes to get to the Delhi airport, Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, Dwarka Expressway, Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) and the under-construction Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
Once ready, it will also make it easier for residents of new sectors in Gurgaon to access NH-8 without having to go all the way to Kherki Daula toll plaza. Those driving from sectors located around Golf Course Extension road can take the SPR side of the Dwarka Expressway and access NH-48 through the cloverleaf ramp to go onwards to Manesar. They can also take the loop to reach Delhi.
The cloverleaf was built as part of the Dwarka Expressway package. The Gurgaon portion of the expressway is expected to be completed this year though the Delhi section will take longer.
“Its construction is almost complete and it is expected to open to the public in coming weeks,” the Gurgaon MP said, adding that Union minister Gadkari will inaugurate the cloverleaf and inspect the Dwarka Expressway work.
Apart from the cloverleaf, the ministers also discussed construction of the Gurgaon-Pataudi-Rewari highway, progress in the Dwarka Expressway project and ongoing work on the Delhi-Jaipur highway (NH-48).
Singh said he drew Gadkari’s attention to the slow progress in construction of the Gurgaon-Pataudi-Rewari highway. “The Union minister has directed that work should be expedited,” Singh said.
The issue of increasing traffic between Gurgaon and Manesar was also highlighted, the MP said.
Tenders have been issued for the Manesar elevated road, and construction of flyovers at Bilaspur Chowk and Bawal Chowk, but work has not begun yet. NHAI has also approved construction of underpasses at Panchgaon Chowk, Rathiwas Chowk and Salawas Chowk. Construction is yet to start.
“The completion of these underpasses and flyovers in the city will ease traffic congestion on NH-48 and surrounding areas,” Singh said on Wednesday.
Source : TOI