Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that a cable car facility would soon be in place from Delhi's Dhaula Kuan to Gurgaon Manesar. The work on the project will be started hopefully this year, he said.
Gadkari also announced a Metrino Personal Rapid Transit System in Gurgaon from Delhi-Haryana border to Rajiv Chowk and Sohna road (Badshahpur Chowk) as a pilot project, and its detailed project report (DPR) of this project has been prepared at a cost of Rs.980 crore. In his address at the valedictory session of the 'Happening Haryana Global Investors' Summit 2016 here, he also said that nine National Highways costing Rs.8,000 crore have already been announced for Haryana, while the state would have its first waterway from Palla in district Sonepat to Wazirabad in Delhi.
He announced that the work on Delhi-Jaipur Expressway would be started by the end of this year, and the Rs.18,000 crore will have a 70-km-long Haryana stretch, while a Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway would be constructed and the Rs.45,000 crore expressway would also pass through the state to a length of about 170 km. He also said construction of bypasses in Gurgaon linking National Highway-236 (Mehrauli-Gurgaon) with NH-8 and link between NH-8 (near Ambience Mall) and NH-236 (Mehrauli-Gurgaon road) to decongest NH-8 and Gurgaon city. Apart from this, he also announced that a sum of Rs.160 crore would be spent on the improvement of the junction near the Ambience Mall.
Gadkari announced that Rs.285.57 crores would be spent on the improvement of the junction at Rajiv Chowk, Gurgaon on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, Rs,263.41 crores on the improvement of junction at Signature Chowk in Gurgaon and Rs.386.34 crores for improvement of junction at IFFCO chowk. He said that the westerly bypass of Kundali-Manesar-Palwal Expressway (KMP), would be completed within 343 days and greatly reduce the traffic and pollution of Delhi.