Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday made an aerial survey of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway and reviewed the progress of its construction near Gurgaon and Rai.
The 135-km expressway is being constructed in the fast-track mode at a cost of Rs 1,830 crore. According to the construction company,DSC Limited,the 53-km stretch from Manesar to Palwal connecting NH-8 and NH-2 will be completed by March 2011 and opened to traffic. The stretch between Kundli and Manesar is expected to be completed by August.
The officers of the construction company said big loops will be constructed on the expressway where it cuts the Delhi-Amritsar NH-1,Delhi-Fazilka NH-10 and Delhi-Jaipur NH-8. These loops will facilitate movement of commuters from the state highways to the expressway,while allowing the traffic on the state highways to continue without interruption.
Between Manesar and Palwal,15 flyovers and 75 small bridges will be constructed. Similarly,between Kundli and Manesar,30 flyovers and four railway overbridges will be carried out.
The officers said all clearances,including that from the Railways,have been obtained. The process of land acquisition has also been completed. The expressway will initially be four-laned,but maybe converted into a six-lane road later.
DSC Limited has been given 23 years and nine months to complete construction on a BOT basis and recover the cost.