Chandigarh, September 16, 2021 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi): Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari looking at the model of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway with Haryana Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal in Lohatki village of Sohna subdivision of Gurugram. During this Union Minister of State for Statistics Shri Rao Inderjit and MLA of Sohna Shri Sanjay Singh were also present.
160 km part of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Haryana
Sh. Gadkari said that about 160 km length of this expressway falls in the state of Haryana on which Rs.10,400 crore is being spent. Out of this, work has also been allotted for the construction of an expressway of 130 km length.
This expressway will pass through Gurugram, Palwal and Nuh districts of Haryana. Way-side facilities will be built at 6 places in the part falling in Haryana. This also includes various facilities for passengers like resorts, restaurants, dormitories, hospitals, food courts, fuel stations etc., besides parking garages for trucks etc. Not only this, there will also be commercial space of logistic park.
Sh. Gadkari said that helicopter ambulance service would also be available on this expressway to take the accident victims to the nearest hospital at the earliest.
Accepting the demands put forth by the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, Sh. Gadkari informed that three projects including villages Bilaspur, Manesar and Kapriwas have been approved on the Delhi-Jaipur highway at a cost of about Rs.250 crore. On this occasion, the Chief Minister demanded to build underpasses or flyovers at these places so that people get facilities there and the number of accidents are reduced.
Sh. Gadkari further said that the work of making interchange on Palwal-Aligarh National Highway and Eastern Peripheral Express Highway (KGP) has also been approved. Keeping this demand made before the Union Minister Sh. Gadkari by Sh. Manohar Lal had said that till the time interchange is not constructed, people using one route to go to the other will face difficulties. Sh. Gadkari also approved the demand of Chief Minister to connect Faridabad city with Jewar airport.
The construction of elevated road on Gurugram-Sohna road to be completed by March-2022
Sh. Gadkari said that 6 lane 5 kilometer long elevated road is being constructed on Gurugram-Sohna road at a cost of about Rs 1700 crore which will be completed by March 2022. He also informed that the U-turn underpass being built near Ambience Mall on Delhi-Jaipur highway will also be completed by October 2021.
He informed that for the construction of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, one and a half times compensation has been given to the farmers so that the farmer does not suffer. "I am also a farmer and I understand the problems of the farmer," said Sh. Gadkari. He also called upon the farmers not to sell their land adjacent to the highway, but if they develop that land, they will get more profit.
Responding to a question, Sh. Gadkari said that 8 percent waste plastic is being used in road construction. The Ministry has also issued a notification regarding this. In addition, the quality of tire rubber waste is being enhanced by mixing it with bitumen.
Earlier, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal while welcoming the Union Minister, Sh. Nitin Gadkari, described him as an enthusiastic and hardworking Minister, under whose able directions road network has been laid down across the country. He said that whatever project he had taken to Sh. Gadkari, he never said no and also immediately approved the project.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that in the past, when it came to building a special expressway from Delhi to Amritsar, which would later be extended to Jammu, Sh. Gadkari called him and the Chief Minister of Punjab and asked for its alignment and immediately finalized it.
Similarly, in Haryana, when a demand was made for the construction of a highway from east to west, Sh. Gadkari had immediately approved the road from Panipat to Dabwali.
The Chief Minister said that many such highways are now being built in Haryana. By making them our financial condition will improve. Industries will be setup, more services will be provided, people will get an opportunity to live a comfortable life and of course we will move forward, as a Nation.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that especially Gurugram, Nuh and Palwal districts of Haryana would be benefited after the construction of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Investors will come here, industries will come up and people will get employment. A good road signifies the economic progress of that area, said the Chief Minister.