The look forward to the opening of part 1 of Delhi-Saharanpur highway simply acquired longer with officers of the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) saying on Tuesday that the development was delayed by about one-and-half months owing to restrictions on development actions underneath the graded response motion plan (Grap) to management air air pollution.
The under-construction six-lane highway from Delhi’s Akshardham to Dehradun in Uttarakhand is 180km lengthy and part 1 of the highway, from Akshardham to Baghpat’s Jap Peripheral Expressway (EPE) interchange, which spans about 31.6km, would be the first part to open. This part was to be prepared by March 2024, however NHAI mentioned it’s now seemingly to be prepared by mid-Might.
“There are totally different works that are ongoing for part 1 stretch from Akshardham to Baghpat. This stretch was seemingly to open by March 2024. Nonetheless, due to prevalence of Grap, development has been delayed and the part is probably going to be prepared by mid-Might,” mentioned an NHAI official connected to the undertaking, asking not to be named.
The Grap mandates provision of totally different restrictions throughout Delhi-NCR so as to enhance air high quality when air pollution ranges attain totally different severity ranges. The measures embrace banning of business autos, restriction on development actions, amongst different measures.
The NHAI officers mentioned that totally different works reminiscent of blacktopping of highway stretches, placing up extension joints on flyover, crash boundaries and set up of fundamental infrastructure, are pending.
The primary part contains two packages – bundle 1 from Akshardham to Khekra in Baghpat (14.75km) and bundle 2 from Khekra to EPE interchange in Baghpat (16.45km).
The primary part may even go by Ghaziabad’s congested Loni city, which witnesses heavy site visitors motion to Saharanpur.
“Package deal 1 is being constructed at a value of about ₹1,100 crore whereas bundle 2 is getting constructed at a value of ₹1,300 crore. As soon as full, part 1 of the highway will give commuters direct connectivity between Delhi and Baghpat and in addition the Jap Peripheral Expressway,” the NHAI official quoted above mentioned.
In accordance to NHAI officers, part 1 of the highway undertaking has an elevated part of about 18km that passes by densely populated areas of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. They mentioned the stretch in Delhi has about 6km lengthy whereas the remaining 12.5km will fall in Uttar Pradesh.