Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said at an event that Delhi’s Third Ring Road, called the Urban Expansion Project (UER) II, has been built using 20 lakh tonnes of waste. It is to be noted that the new project, aimed at improving connectivity in the national capital, will include 17 pedestrian subways, 27 flyovers and 26 minor bridges. The government is planning to open major arterial roads in Delhi by the end of this year. The Union Minister had recently inspected the road along with Delhi LG VK Saxena.
Going into details, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also said that the waste to be used in the project has been sourced from landfills in Ghazipur and the national capital. Waste from various landfills is collected and processed at plants located close to the construction site at Alipore and Karla.
The 75 km long project in Delhi is to be developed by the National Highways Authority of India in five packages. Based on the developments reported earlier, the project is nearing completion of about 60 per cent work.
Construction of NH-344M (Package 1-3), which will act as an additional Western Ring Road in Delhi, for travel time from West/South Delhi and Gurgaon to NH-44, Chandigarh, Punjab and J&K will reduce Two hours to twenty minutes. In addition, it connects to the anticipated IICC at Dwarka, complementing Delhi’s traffic flow.
NH-344P (Package 4) to Sonipat Bypass will start from NH-344M and terminate at NH-352A (Barwasini Bypass). By establishing connectivity between Delhi, KMPE and Delhi-Katra Expressway through KMPE, this project will decongest the traffic on NH-44.
NH-344N (Package 5) of Bahadurgarh Bypass adjoins NH-344M of Delhi to NH-10. It eases traffic on Delhi’s NH-10, increases connectivity between eastern Haryana and Kanjhawala, and provides a faster route between Delhi and the KMP Expressway.