Dwarka Expressway: Work begins on Dwarka Expressway service road after 2 months Gurgaon News

GURGAON: The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has started pre-construction activities to build a service road along the Dwarka Expressway, nearly two months after getting the government's approval. A GMDA official said on Saturday that works such as site clearance, leveling, measuring and demarcation of the project site are underway. Manpower and machinery are also being mobilized by the agency. We will ensure the timely completion of this project, which will not only improve connectivity but also enhance the safety of commuters and pedestrians on the Dwarka Expressway,” GMDA Chief Engineer Arun Dhankar said. March It was given the green light by the government on March 14. Along with extending intra-city travel to the new sectors, the service roads are not authorized on the expressway will also appreciably reduce the use of open spaces, which are a major threat to road Safety Earlier, the NHAI also raised the issue of lack of service roads along the Rs.99 crore Explaining the project, which has been in the planning stage for the last four years, Dhankar said, “15.3 km service road will be constructed on both sides of the expressway, each 7.5 meters wide. The project is very important for daily commuters from nearby residential, commercial and institutional areas. Additionally, footpaths and surface drains will be constructed.” While welcoming the project, residents highlighted the high risk of accidents as commuters use illegal access after the opening of the Dwarka Expressway. They said. That now the authority needs to act fast. However, it is better than never,” said Sandeep Yadav, a resident of Sector 102. The service road project was initially proposed in 2020 and received administrative approval in June 2022. A tender was issued in November, but due to low number of bidders, it was cancelled. GMDA issued the tender again in January 2023, but it was withdrawn again due to the same unknown reason. Finally, the tendering process was successfully concluded in June last year, with financial approval being obtained in early March.

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