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Manesar-Palwal section of KMP Expressway inaugurated by Gadkari

The Manesar-Palwal section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway was inaugurated on Tuesday by Nitin Gadkari, the union minister of road transport and highways.

According to Gadkari, the project had been languishing for several years. However the Centre and the Haryana Government resolved the issues plaguing it and the 52.33 km long section of the expressway has been completed in a record time of 11 months.

The Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways are targeted for completion within 400 days from the start of the project, said Gadkari. Once the two peripheral expressways are ready, traffic congestion in Delhi will come down by 50 per cent, pollution levels will be reduced and the farmers, traders and the people of the region as a whole will benefit due to better connectivity.

The Manesar-Palwal section of the Expressway has been built at a cost of Rs 457.81crore. It is an access controlled, six-lane, divided road with 1.5 metre wide paved shoulder on each side. It intersects with the Delhi-Jaipur NH8 near Manesar, Palwal-Sohna-Rewari NH 919, Sohna-Nuh-Alwar Road NH 248A and finally joins NH2 near Palwal.

The road will provide uninterrupted high–speed link for traffic, especially commercial traffic from Haryana to neighbouring states. It will also decongest road traffic through Delhi by allowing bypass of traffic not destined for the capital.

Road side amenities are under development. The road also has several underpasses, cattle crossing underpasses, agricultural vehicle underpasses bridges, pedestrian crossing underpasses and box culverts.