The construction of Dwarka Expressway (Northern Peripheral Road) has been put on fast track following a favourable court order and a recent land acquisition notification.
The work on the 27-km long expressway was lagging seven years behind schedule. However, it gained pace after the Punjab and Haryana High Court disposed of a slew of writ petitions challenging acquisition of land for the project in March. Subsequently, in May, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notification for land acquisition in Delhi under Section 3(A) of the National Highways Act, 1956.
The notification will speed up the land acquisition for around 5 km stretch of the expressway, starting from the Delhi-Haryana border to the Dwarka Sector 21 metro station.
Dwarka Expressway houses over 150 housing projects. However, only 7,500 units have delivered out of total of 97,000 residential units. In another move expected to boost realty, the Basai Railway Overbridge on the expressway is set to be opened soon.
“Dwarka Expressway is touted to be the second real estate hub in Delhi-NCR. The completion of the expressway will boost connectivity for residents of Sector 81, 82 and 83 and would be a major relief for buyers. Connectivity due to NPR and SCR will eliminate traffic snarls and would also herald the development of the area,” Rahul Singla, Director, Mapsko Group said.
The completion of Dwarka Expressway and opening of Basai Railway Overbridge will be a boon for residents and developers of the area.