Get Ready To Drive Signal-Free Between Gurgaon And North Delhi
Traveling to Gurgaon is set to become easier as the Delhi government has planned a North-South Corridor that would connect Wazirabad with the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Recently, the project proposal has been sent for approval to the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC). Once approved, the construction would start in six months and the stretch is expected to be ready by 2022.
The North-South Corridor will be a 29-km stretch between Wazirabad and the Urban Extension Road-II in Dwarka. The project, which will be completed at a cost of Rs 6,000 crore, will be completely funded by the Delhi government.
Route: Starting at the Signature Bridge in north Delhi, it will pass through Zakhira, Kirti Nagar, Pankha Road and would end near Dwarka Sector-23, at UER-II. Two three-km tunnels have been proposed at Mayapuri and Dabri Mod to surpass traffic signals.
- The corridor will bring down the total travel time between Wazirabad and the international airport from 90 minutes to 30 minutes during peak hours.
- The route will bring down the traffic congestion on south Delhi roads.
- The Delhi government is planning to run smart-electric buses on the route that will further ease the connectivity to south and west Delhi.
Along with North-South, the East-West Corridor is also under planning that is proposed to connect ISBT Anand Vihar with the Tikri Border. The road is planned to pass via the New Delhi Railway Station and ITO with two tunnels, each at the station and Rohtak Road, some of the heavily congested stretches of Delhi. The project will be taken up once the UTTIPEC approves the North-South corridor. The East-West and North-South corridors will intersect at Karampura near Punjabi Bagh.
Real estate impact
Once operational, the corridor would boost the property prices in west Delhi pockets such as Zakhira, Rohini, Dwarka, etc. The property prices of this corridor are in the range of Rs 4,000-7,000 per sqft which has major rental demand from people working in Janakpuri, Tilak Nagar and Kirti Nagar. Apart from this, unauthorised colonies in nearby proximity will also see a major impact of this upcoming connectivity where the rents are cheaper as compared to DDA colonies of Janakpuri and Tilak Nagar. The existing connectivity between these colonies and Dwarka remains choked during peak hours. The new road will ease the movement here that would make Dwarka entry points congestion-free.