Dwarka Expressway, India’s first elevated highway, to be inaugurated by PM today

Dwarka Expressway, India's first elevated highway, to be inaugurated by PM today

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially open the Haryana portion of the eagerly anticipated Dwarka Motorway in Gurugram. The first elevated highway in India, this eight-lane high-speed motorway is anticipated to reduce traffic and improve flow between Delhi and Gurugram.

The Haryana portion consists of two packages: one from Basai ROB to Kherki Daula (Cloverleaf Interchange) (8.7 km) and the other from the Delhi-Haryana border to Basai ROB (10.2 km).

The construction of the 19-km section came at a cost of about Rs 4,100 crore.


  1. The motorway is the first eight-lane single-pillar flyover and elevated urban motorway in the nation. An estimated Rs 9,000 crore is being spent on building the entire stretch.
  1. The motorway stretch is about 19 km long, with 10 km in Delhi and the remaining 9 km in Haryana.
  1. The high-speed motorway travels through Dwarka Sector 21 in Delhi, the Gurugram border, and Basai before ending close to the Kherki Daula Toll Plaza. It starts at Shiv-Murti on the Delhi-Gurugram Motorway.
  1. Four multi-level interchanges, including an elevated flyover, a flyover above a flyover, an at-grade road segment, and tunnels or underpasses, will be present.
  1. The nation’s first elevated road of its kind, measuring 9 kilometers in length and 34 meters in width with eight lanes on a single pillar.
  1. The section also includes India’s widest (eight lanes) and longest (3.6 km) urban road tunnel.
  1. When finished, it will also offer easy access to Dwarka Sector 25 in Delhi, the future location of the India International Convention Centre (IICC).
  1. Via a short tunnel, the motorway will serve as a backup route to the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
  1. It links Sector-21 with Dwarka Sectors 88, 83, 84, 99, and 113 as well as the planned Global City in the Gurugram district.
  1. There are advanced safety features on the motorway, fully automated toll collection and an Efficient Transport System (ITS) will be installed throughout the project.

Four stages of construction have been scheduled. The first is in the Delhi region, running from Shiv Murti in Mahipalpur to Bijwasan (5.9 km); the second is in the Haryana region, running from the Delhi-Haryana border to the Basai ROB (10.2 km); the fourth is in the Basai ROB to Kherki Daula (Cloverleaf Interchange) (8.7 km).

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