Delhi residents will soon benefit from the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway, with the first phase expected to be operational by mid-July. By July 15, two packages of the expressway will be complete, allowing for the start of traffic, according to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has been informed, and once they give the green signal, the expressway will be opened for use.

 

Completion and Commencement Timeline

An official from NHAI stated that the elevated road work of the two packages in the first phase of the expressway will be completed within the stipulated time.

Once this is done, traffic will be able to flow smoothly on the elevated road, while the service road construction underneath will continue for an additional two to three months. It is expected that traffic might start by July 30, after receiving the necessary approvals from the ministry.

Significant Reduction in Travel Time

The opening of the expressway will greatly benefit people traveling to and from East Delhi, Loni, and Baghpat. Currently, it takes about one and a half hours to travel from Akshardham to Khekra (Baghpat) under normal conditions.

With the new expressway, this time will be reduced to approximately 30-35 minutes, significantly improving the travel experience.

Decisions on Toll Collection Pending

Decisions regarding toll collection on the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway are still pending. A toll plaza has been constructed near Sabhapur village, approximately four kilometers from the Delhi border towards Ghaziabad.

The setting of toll rates will come after the structure for toll collection. These decisions will be made at the ministry level.

Key Takeaways:

  • First Phase Completion: The first phase of the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway, including two packages, is expected to be completed by July 15.
  • Operational Timeline: Traffic is likely to start by July 30, pending ministry approval.
  • Travel Time Reduction: The expressway will reduce travel time between Akshardham and Khekra (Baghpat) from 1.5 hours to 30-35 minutes.
  • Toll Collection: The toll collection process and rates are yet to be finalized.

 

 

Aspect Details
Completion Date July 15, 2024
Operational Date Expected by July 30, 2024
Travel Time Reduction From 1.5 hours to 30-35 minutes
Toll Plaza Location Near Sabhapur village, 4 km from Delhi border
Pending Decisions Toll collection process and rates
Beneficiary Areas East Delhi, Loni, Baghpat

The Delhi-Dehradun Expressway, set to open soon, will significantly enhance connectivity and reduce travel time for Delhi residents. With the first phase nearing completion, the expressway is expected to be operational by the end of July. Key decisions on toll collection are still pending, but the expressway promises to bring considerable convenience and efficiency to commuters.

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