Dwarka Expressway Route Map, Cost, Progress, and More

Dwarka Expressway, NH-248BB, is being built in the National Capital Region (NCR) at a cost of approximately Rs 9,000 crore. This is the first elevated urban road in the country. This expressway connecting Delhi to Haryana will be unique in many ways. The country’s first urban tunnel is being built in this project. Flyovers are also being built in this expressway. This will improve traffic flow on Sohna Road, Golf Course Road and Golf Course Extension Road. 

Dwarka Expressway

  • Length: 27.6 km
  • Cost:9000 crore
  • Lanes: 16
  • Starting Point: Shiv Murti, Mahipalpur, Delhi
  • Ending Point: Kherki Daula Toll Plaza, Gurugram
  • Completion Year: March 2024

Dwarka Expressway is 27.6 km (17.1 mi) long and is currently under construction expressway in the national capital region. It has 8 lanes (elevated) and 8 lanes (service road), which together form a 16 lane elevated grade separated expressway that connects Dwarka to Kherki in Delhi. Daula Toll Plaza, Gurugram, Haryana The expressway starts from the 20 km milestone of NH 48 (old NH 8) at Mahipalpur in Delhi and ends at the 40 km milestone of NH 48 near Kherki Daula Toll Plaza in Gurugram, Haryana. Dwarka Expressway aims to create an alternative road link to Delhi and Gurugram. This will reduce traffic on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway.

Dwarka Expressway is the third direct link between Delhi and Gurugram, built after NH-8 and Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road. Expressway between Shiv Murti in Delhi and Kherki Daula in Gurugram. 18.9 km of the expressway will be in Gurugram, while 10.1 km will be in Delhi.

The Dwarka Expressway will also give direct access to the under construction India International Convention Center (IICC) in Sector 25, New Gurugram Dwarka. The 8-lane shallow tunnel will also provide another route to IGI Airport. The strategic location of the expressway provides convenient connectivity to the Bijwasan railway station, NH-8 and Southern Peripheral Road.

Additionally, Haryana Roadways plans to build a new interstate bus station near the expressway to promote development and trade. Apart from this, the aim is also to improve the green cover of the area. This will involve creating two urban forests along the expressway using Japanese Miyawaki technology. There will be abundant greenery, with plantations 30 times denser and 10 times taller.

Dwarka Expressway Route

The Dwarka Expressway starts from Shiv Murti (20 km mark) in Mahipalpur, Delhi and ends at Kherki Daula Toll Plaza (40 km mark) in Gurgaon. The Dwarka Expressway will also act as an alternative road link to Delhi and Gurgaon by streamlining the traffic on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway. With the completion of the project, the distance from Manesar to Dwarka will be reduced by 15 minutes. Similarly, the journey from Manesar to Indira Gandhi International Airport will take 20 minutes. At the same time, the distance from Manesar to the Singhu border will be 45 minutes.

Dwarka Expressway Route Alignment

Package 1

  • IGI Airport and Shiv Murti at Mahipalpur to Bijwasan Road Underbridge (RUB)
  • 5.90 km

Package 2

  • Bijwasan RUB to Delhi/Haryana Border
  • 4.2 km

Package 3

  • Delhi/Haryana border to Basai Rail Overbridge
  • 10.2 km

Package 4

  • Basai ROB to Kherki Dhaula
  • 8.8 km

Package 5

  • Airport Connectivity from Dwarka Expressway – Tunnel to T3
  • 5 km

Dwarka Expressway Map

This super Expressway has given rise to many new homes and residential projects in New Gurgaon. Sectors 83, 84, and 99–113 on the route are residential areas; Sectors 105, 106, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112, and 113 are commercial areas.

The map of Dwarka Expressway shows its extension. Dwarka Expressway is 29 km long, starting from Shiv Murti on NH-8 in Delhi and going through UER-II (Delhi Airport Terminal-3) to Barthal Chowk (Junction of Sector 25-26, Dwarka) . Then turns left and moves straight towards Kherki Daula in Gurugram. The SPR terminates at the Kherki Daula toll plaza on NH-8, about a km before the CPR junction.

dwarka expressway map

Dwarka Expressway Progress

According to the latest media reports, the much-awaited Dwarka Expressway may soon be fully operational for commuters. National Highways and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, in his latest interaction with the media, said that the expressway will be operational by the end of December. Apart from being India’s first eight-lane expressway, it will reduce air pollution in Delhi and surrounding NCR areas once operational.

Cloverleaf portion of Dwarka Expressway has been completed; This part is now available for testing. A Cloverleaf section has been built near Kherki Daula. Traffic will run uninterrupted when it is ready for passengers. The slip road, which connects traffic from the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway to the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), was completed by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in the first week of December.

All four ramps and loops of the cloverleaf are open for traffic testing. This section allows walking around the road. This section connects to Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, SPR and Central Peripheral Road. Commuters are currently using the ramp from Sector 81 to Sector 95 at Rajiv Chowk in Delhi. The cloverleaf ramp connects the three SPRs towards Kherki Daula and Jaipur.

Haryana portion of Dwarka Expressway will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi on March 11, 2024.

Dwarka Expressway Timeline

The Dwarka Expressway was inaugurated in 2007, with an 18 km long signal-free section to be built. The project was scheduled to be completed by 2012, but several land acquisition hurdles delayed it. Although 14 km of the original 18 km was completed by 2016, tree transplantation, litigation, pandemic-induced lockdowns and several construction restrictions to control air pollution hampered the work. However, over the years many more routes were planned and approved in the project area, making it now 29 km.

After years of delay, construction on the remaining part of the Gurgaon section of the expressway began in November 2019. Construction in Delhi began in September 2020. Presently the construction of Dwarka Expressway is going on completely. The project is expected to open in December 2023, a year after the December 2022 deadline.

But this latest deadline of december 2023 did not meet, then finally, Haryana portion of Dwarka Expressway will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi on March 11, 2024.

Conclusion

By the development of Dwarka Expressway, New Gurgaon is now one of the leading investment destinations for investors and home buyers due to its better connectivity, better social infrastructure and increased liveability. Moreover, ease of traffic on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, providing seamless connectivity to Delhi and its proximity to Southern Peripheral Road, NH-8 and KMP Expressway.

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