Delhi-Gurugram expressway: NH-48 to be shut for 90 days

The National Highway-48 located at the Delhi-Gurugram expressway will remain shut for around 90 days to facilitate the construction of a flyover and two underpasses.

According to report published by Hindustan Times, a 500-metre stretch will be shut for around three months, leading to traffic snarls. One of the underpass will connect the Dwarka expressway with Nelson Mandela Marg, another will connect the Dwarka link road with NH-48.

During the construction of the two underpass and flyover, vehicles will be diverted towards slip roads constructed by NHAI next to carriageway towards Delhi, the traffic police said. Traffic at NH-48 near the Shiv Murti intersection will be diverted from the main highway to newly constructed slip roads.

NHAI officials have confirmed that the construction work will be completed within 90 days. The traffic police will give a no-objection’ certificate to the NHAIO by 14 March so that they can commence the construction work. Around 75,000 vehicles cross this stretch daily.

SS Yadav, special commissioner of Police told Hindustan Times that the new construction will likely to reduce time for commuters heading towards Dwarka. The under-construction Dwarka expressway is a 29-km stretch from Shiv Murti in Delhi, and passes through Dwarka and several sectors in Gurugram, before culminating near Kherki Daula.

The work on the Gurugram section is likely to be completed by July this year, while the sections in Delhi are expected to be completed by 2024.

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