The traffic situation on Gurgaon Expressway is all set to ease in April when the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway will be partially thrown open for motorists.
With trucks and other heavy vehicles being diverted via the new route, local commuters will get relief from long traffic snarls.
At present, trucks enter Gurgaon from Faridabad and choke NH-8, the main carriageway and some crossings.
People coming from Faridabad would also find less traffic and will be able to enjoy a smooth drive to the Millennium City.
As NH-2 (in Palwal) gets connected to NH-8 in Naurangpur near Gurgaon, vehicles coming via Faridabad from Jaipur, Mumbai and other cities of southern India will be able to hit Gurgaon directly using the KMP Expressway.
This way, vehicles will be able to bypass urban stretches of NH-8 such as the Gurgaon Expressway.
At present, thousands of Jaipur and Mumbai-bound trucks enter Gurgoan from the Faridabad Road and go towards the Expressway from the Southcity Crossing causing congestion in DLF City, Southcity and other localities.
As per plans, a portion (53 kilometres) of the stretch between Manesar and Palwal of the KMP Expressway (also known as the Western Peripheral Expressway) is likely to be opened for commuters in April. The remaining portion of the 136-kms long Expressway is likely to be inaugurated in November, officials of KMP Expressway Limited said.
However, the partial opening of KMP Expressway may bring some bad news for industrialists of IMT Manesar.
Trucks coming to the city from the Faridabad Road till now would have to use the Manesar-Palwal portion of KMP Expressway to enter Gurgaon.