Soil testing for Delhi-Mumbai expressway begins in Faridabad

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Soil testing for Delhi-Mumbai expressway begins in Faridabad
Soil testing for Delhi-Mumbai expressway begins in Faridabad

New Delhi : The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started soil testing on Faridabad-Sohna bypass for pacing up work on the extension of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to flyway in Delhi.

On Sunday, bores were sunk at two locations in Faridabad - near Chandawali Bridge and Sector 37 - which are near the proposed interchange without disturbing traffic. A third spot has been identified at Kaili Mod in Ballabhgarh. After the soil testing report is received, work will begin in full swing, NHAI officials said.

Under the project, NHAI has planned construction of a new ring road from DND Flyway to Sohna and an interchange to connect the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway with the Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway at a cross-section of Sohna, Palwal, Manesar and Nuh.

“NHAI will build the 59-km-long highway in three packages. Package 1 includes an eight-km-long, six-lane flyover between DND to Jaitpur along the Yamuna, while the second package of 25km from Jaitpur to Ballabhgarh will be a six-lane, signal-free stretch. Both stretches will have six-lane service roads for local traffic,” an NHAI official said.

“The project is expected to be completed within the next three years. The project will reduce traffic congestion in Delhi’s Ashram and Badarpur, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh and Gurugram. With the DND Flyway the entry point, traffic from east Delhi and UP can bypass Delhi and head straight towards Mumbai,” said Dheeraj Singh, NHAI project manager (technical).