The Gurugram section of the Dwarka Expressway is expected to be officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June. However, the start date for the project has not yet been determined. Before the opening, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, will visit the expressway. This project is Prime Minister Modi’s dream project and a plan has been devised to have him open the Gurugram section of the expressway. The authorities aim to complete the whole cloverleaf flyover at the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Jaipur Motorway, as well as the Gurugram segment of the Dwarka Expressway, by May 15.
The Dwarka Expressway is a 23 km long project, worth Rs 9,000 crore, spanning 18.9 kilometres in Gurugram and 10.1 km in Delhi. About 4 kilometres of the project is currently under construction. Of the 23 km, 3.6 km will be covered by the Dwarka Motorway to Palam Airport tunnel. Furthermore, an underpass will be constructed to connect the Delhi-Gurugram Motorway to the Dwarka Motorway in Mahipalpur.
This week, senior district administration officials, along with officials from the National Highway Authority of India (NAHI), will visit the Dwarka Motorway. The Northern Peripheral Road, commonly known as Dwarka Expressway, starts from Shiv-Murti on NH-8 (Delhi-Gurugram expressway) and ends near Kherki Daula Toll Plaza, through Dwarka Sector 21, Gurugram border, and Basai. It is expected to ease traffic on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and other major roads.