New Delhi: Urban Extension Road Project (UER-II) being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7,716 crore as part of the Delhi decongestion plan, will be completed and inaugurated by September this year, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. The national capital's third ring road is proposed to be developed in five packages.
Gadkari inspected the progress of the Urban Extension Road Project (UER-II) with Lt Governor of Delhi Vinai Kumar Saxena, Member of Parliament Hans Raj Hans, Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma and other higher officials. "We are developing UER-II as a component of the Delhi Decongestion Plan. The project involves the construction of UER-II in five different packages with cost of Rs 7,716 crore.
"60 percent work of the UER II project has been completed. The project will be completed and inaugurated in the next six months," Gadkari said while briefing the media. The road transport and highways minister said, "As part of this project, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is utilising 20 lakh tonne of plastic garbage sourced from the Ghazipur landfill."
NH-344M (package 1-3) will serve as an additional western ring road in Delhi, lessening the travel duration from 2 hours to 20 minutes to IGI Airport, offering an alternative route for traffic from West/South Delhi, and Gurgaon heading towards NH-44, Chandigarh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir. It also connects to the proposed IICC in Dwarka, improving traffic flow in Delhi.
NH-344P (package 4) will begin at NH-344M and end at NH-352A (Barwasini bypass), serving as a spur to Sonipat Bypass. This project will alleviate traffic on NH-44 and establish connectivity between Delhi, KMPE, and Delhi-Katra Expressway via KMPE. NH-344N (Pkg 5) is a spur to the Bahadurgarh bypass, connecting NH-344M (near Village Dhichaon Kalan) in Delhi to NH-10 (near Bahadurgarh).
It eases congestion on NH-10 in Delhi and improves connectivity between Eastern Haryana and Kanjhawala in Delhi, as well as a shorter connection between Delhi and KMP Expressway.
Gadkari also said that repair work on the Delhi-Jaipur stretch of National Highway 8 is going on. The minister said, "as far as Delhi is concerned, projects worth Rs 60,000 crore are being implemented to reduce air pollution in the national capital."
He said there is also a plan to construct a separate lane for running electric trucks and buses on the Delhi-Jaipur stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which can also run on diesel in city areas.
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