According to the NHAI Officials, it was a tough challenge and time-consuming for the contractor to complete the Bajghera underpass. Putting up marking keys, streetlight and signboards take time. And other works take time.
On Friday, the contractor of the Dwarka Expressway project said the Bajghera underpass would be completed by the end of December. Also, the structural work is almost finished, and we are giving the final touches to the projects.
After completing this underpass, it will make the more accessible and comfortable movement of traffic from Dwarka, Bahadurgarh, Najafgarh, west Delhi, and adjoining areas to Gurugram.
The Dwarka Expressway is constructed in four packages, costing Rs 9,000 crores. About 10 km package two and one in Delhi and 19 Km package three and four in Gurgaon.
L&T (Larson and Toubro), the contractor of the 19km section of Dwarka Expressway, said apart from the Bajghera underpass, we are looking to open two more bridges that will ensure smooth traffic movement on this highway.
Project Director of L&T, Tanmoy Chatterjee Said
Project director of L&T, Tanmoy Chatterjee, said phase 3 of Dwarka Expressway would be completed by the end of March and phase 4 in February. There are some additional machinery and workforce to increase work speed to complete the project as early as possible.
Tanmoy Chatterjee also said if everything goes as planned, the work on the Gurugram section will be completed by march 2023. He added we are looking to meet the essential parts of the projects, like cloverleaf on central Peripheral Road near Kherki Daula and Bajghera underpass, by the end of December.
The length of the Bajghera underpass is about 500 meters long. After the completion of this underpass, it will smooth the movement of traffic between Gurgaon and Delhi and other parts of Delhi or Haryana.
The official of L&T said apart from the Bajghera underpass; we are looking to open the Pataudi Chowk flyover in the upcoming month. Chatterjee said the work is at full speed, about 90 % of phase 4 is completed, and 85% of package three. Also, the service road is ready.
National Highways Authority of India
The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) said in the statement that we are making all possible efforts to complete the Dwarka Expressway by March next year.
Due to the Covid pandemic, the project’s deadline has been extended to December 2022 for the Gurgaon section and September 2023 for the Delhi part. The actual work started in 2019 and was targeted to complete in 2021, but it has yet to happen.
Project director of NHAI, Nirman Jambulkar Said
Project director of NHAI, Nirman Jambulkar, said, we are trying to complete this project as early as possible. We have to increase man and material to accelerate. He also confirmed the underpass at Bajghera will smooth the movement between Delhi and Gurugram. He also said they are trying to open the flyover by the end of December.
This expressway starts from Shiv Murti near Mahipalpur on NH-8, passes through Basai, Gurugram border, Dwarka Sector 21, and ends near Kherki Daula on the national highway, Gurgaon. This expressway was designed in 2006 by the Government of Haryana, but it got stopped due to money and land issues; in 2016, NHAI took over this project.
This underpass was necessary for residents of Bajghera and Palam Vihar because thousands of vehicles pass from there and create heavy congestion. The residents requested to concerned authorities to complete the Bhajgera underpass as early as possible.
Rakesh Rana, President of Saikunj RWA, Bajghera. said We had been requested by the authorities to complete the underpass, so it would ease the movement because Bajghera is the gateway of the western side of Gurgaon.
The first package of the expressway starts from Shiv Murti. And it is 5.90 km long. On the other hand, package two covers 4.2km from Dwarka Sector 21 to the Gurugam-Delhi border.
Package three starts from the Gurugram border to the Basai railway bridge and is 10.2km long. While package four is 8.76 km long from the Basai railway bridge to Kherki Daula, Gurugram.