To Decongest Delhi, Centre To Spend Rs 31,930 Crore
Major projects entailing an investment of Rs 31,930 crore are in the pipeline to decongest the national capital, including development of the Dwarka Expressway at a cost of Rs 6,000 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. The initiatives, some of which were progressing fast, were in line with the Central government's vision to ensure seamless flow of traffic in the National Capital Region (NCR), besides minimising vehicular pollution, Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari said on January 7.
"We have undertaken projects worth Rs 31,930 crore to decongest Delhi and the NCR region and minimise vehicular pollution, which has become a major problem," the minister said.
Work on the Rs 12,000-crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway and the Rs 6,000-crore Delhi-Meerut Expressway was on in full swing and bids had been invited for the Rs 6,000-crore Dwarka Expressway project, he said.
"Work has already been awarded for decongestion of the Dhaula Kuan-airport corridor to be executed at a cost of Rs 260 crore, besides work on a detailed project report (DPR) is in progress for Rs 5,000 crore new ring road project (UER II) for Delhi," Gadkari said.
Last month, chairing a high-level meeting attended by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, among others, Gadkari had asked officials to expedite the Urban Extension Road (UER) project. It was also decided that the additional cost of UER-II, Phase-1o, would be equally shared by the National Highways Authority of India and the Delhi Development Authority.
With inputs from Housing News