Delhi's Eastern Peripheral Expressway
Two high-speed corridors, which will significantly de-clog Delhi's internal roads of outbound traffic and trucks, are likely to be ready by 2012. While the western peripheral expressway (Kundli-Manesar-Palwal) is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, the eastern peripheral expressway (Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal) will be complete by mid 2012. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recently held the pre-bidding conference for the second project and officials said that the work on this stretch will start by June-July 2009. The country’s eight leading bidders shortlisted for the project participated in the conference. NHAI officials said the bidding process would be completed by the end of 2008. ‘‘We will give six months time to the selected bidder for the financial closure for this Rs 2,675-crore project. Over 80% of the land acquisition for this new alignment has been completed,’’ said a senior official. The 135-km long access controlled expressway to be built on build-operation-transfer basis (BOT) takes off from NH-1 in Kundli (Haryana), crosses Yamuna river near Mawikalan, river Hindon near Sharfabad, NH-58 near Duhai, NH-24 near Dasna, NH-91 near Beelakbarpur, Kasna-Sikandrabad road near Sirsa, re-crosses Yamuna near Fajjupur Khadar, Atali-Chinsa near Maujpur and meets NH-2 beyond Palwal. It will pass through five districts — Sonipat, Faridabad in Haryana and Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. NHAI officials said the speed limit for this green field project would be 120 kmph. The project includes construction of three major bridges — two across Yamuna and one across Hindon river besides 43 other bridges over canals and drains. Nevertheless, there will be as many as 59 underpasses for the safe movement of pedestrians. For locals, the developer will construct service roads of about 90 km, which will provide connectivity between different areas along the expressway.The 135.6-km long four-lane western peripheral expressway, being built at investment of Rs 2,545 crore starts from NH-1 near Kundli (Sonipat) crossing NH-10 at west of Bahadurgarh, crossing NH-8 at Manesar (Gurgaon) and joining NH-2 near Palwal (Faridabad).
Total length : 135 kilometres.
Project cost : Rs 2,675 crore.
Lanes : 6-lane carriage way with 8-lane structure for future expansion .
Areas covered : Sonipat, Faridabad in Haryana; Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar in UP.
Proposed speed limit : 120 kmph .
Work scheduled to start : June-July 2009.
Scheduled completion of project : June-July 2012.
Toll plazas : 02, toll booths : 07.
Expected vehicular movement : 40,000 PCU by 2021. 1 lakh by 2021.
Concession period : 20 years including 3 year construction period.
Bridges and underpasses : 2 across Yamuna and one across Hindon. 43 other bridges. 59 underpasses.
Interchanges : 1 each at NH-1, NH-2, NH-24, NH-58, NH-91, SH-57, Kasna-Sikandrabad road/Taj Expressway, Atali-Chainsa Road