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Gurgaon: NPR project report to be submitted this week, tenders to be floated soon

In the last leg of the Dwarka Expressway project, a cloverleaf and connecting peripheral road will be constructed

gurgaon Updated: Jun 20, 2017 23:35 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Construction for the last leg of the 28-km Dwarka Expressway is likely to begin anytime in the next couple of months.
Construction for the last leg of the 28-km Dwarka Expressway is likely to begin anytime in the next couple of months.(Parveen Kumar/HT FILE)

The detailed project report (DPR) on the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) project, also known as the Dwarka Expressway project, is almost ready and the consultant will submit it to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) this week.

Soon after NHAI receives the DPR, it will invite tenders for construction. NHAI officials said that tenders will be floated by the end of this month.

Construction for the last leg of the 28-km Dwarka Expressway is likely to begin anytime in the next couple of months and a key part of it will be the building of a cloverleaf, or the connecting peripheral road (CPR) linking the NPR to the SPR (Southern Peripheral Road).

AECOM, the NHAI’s consultant, is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction and management services to its clients.

Ashok Kumar Sharma, NHAI project director, Gurgaon, said, “We will float tenders soon after the DPR is received and approved. The DPR includes the 28km stretch and a cloverleaf roadway on National Highway-8 near Kherki Daula in Gurgaon.”

Union ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) confirmed that the big-ticket infrastructure project is a priority for both the state government and the Centre and construction work will begin and conducted phase-wise.

An official in the ministry said, “The construction will take place over five-six phases. We hope construction for the cloverleaf and CPR will begin in the first phase. The entire project will be completed in a year-and-a-half.”

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Once opened, those coming from Delhi will be able to access the Dwarka Expressway near Shiv Murti on NH-8. The Gurgaon border, from this point, spans nearly 10km. The expressway will cover the airport, Dwarka and Bijwasan before entering New Palam Vihar in Gurgaon. It will culminate on NH-8, near Kherki Daula, from where motorists could access the SPR. The SPR is the gateway to several residential areas and landmarks in east Gurgaon.

“The state government’s aim is to connect SPR and NPR by constructing a cloverleaf, which is part of the DPR. We have requested the NHAI to construct cloverleaf and CPR at the earliest,” Yashpal Yadav, administrator, Haryana urban development authority (Huda), said, adding that the cloverleaf an CPR would spur infrastructure growth in the area.