Good news for Delhi-Gurugram commuters! The six-lane Sohna elevated highway constructed on National Highway 248 between Rajiv Chowk and Badshahpur was opened on a trial basis for traffic on Monday.
With the portion between Badshahpur and Sohna already opened on April 1, the entire 25-km stretch is now accessible. The project will ease travel between Gurugram, Sohna, and Alwar, and will also link the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
#ConnectingIndia with Prosperity!— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 11, 2022
The project for 22 km length Gurgaon Sohna National Highway has been developed to 6 Lane access controlled corridor with aggregate elevated section of about 7 km at a capital investment of about Rs 2000 crore. #PragatiKaHighway #GatiShakti pic.twitter.com/HH4vZzcJyS
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said that the opening of this 25-km stretch will facilitate the commuters, and save fuel and time.
For facilitating movement of local traffic, 3 Lane service roads have been constructed on both sides. The highway is being opened for traffic today.— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 11, 2022
This section would also provide connectivity to Delhi and Gurgaon through Delhi-Mumbai expressway.#PragatiKaHighway #GatiShakti pic.twitter.com/3vGrzpnEJV
A 750m underpass at Subhash Chowk, which is also a part of the project, was also opened to vehicular traffic around 1 pm on Monday. The 12.71km section of the project between Sohna and Badshahpur was opened for vehicular movement in April this year. “Keeping public convenience in mind, we opened the remaining section of the Sohna elevated road on the scheduled date of inauguration (Monday) on a trial basis. A formal inauguration of the project will happen very soon,” said P K Kaushik, project director of NHAI.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that the opening of this 25-km stretch will facilitate the commuters, and save fuel and time. “The project has been developed to 6 Lane access controlled corridor with an aggregate elevated section of about 7 km at a capital investment of about Rs 2000 crore,” he tweeted.
The construction work for this entire project was scheduled to be completed within 30 months. But due to the interruptions in the construction work during the Covid-19 pandemic, its deadline was extended till June 30, 2022.
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