New Delhi: Soon, Manesar in Haryana would become closer to both East and South Delhi– all thanks to the access-controlled road from the Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE) near Sohna that would also provide a fast link to connect these places.

The upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be extended up to Ring Road near Delhi Noida Direct (DND) flyway as National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has approved the plan to build a six-lane that will connect Haryana and Delhi, thus reducing the travel time and massive traffic congestion on the Delhi-Faridabad road.

The stretch has been divided into four sections and the first 7.3km corridor from DND Flyway will be a six-lane elevated road passing over the Yamuna floodplain. The 59-km stretch will include construction of the much-delayed Kalindi Kunj bypass in Delhi, revamp of the Faridabad bypass. The Delhi-Agra highway is also connected with the WPE.

For the uninitiated, the Kalindi Kunj-Faridabad bypass section will be around 6.7-km. Similarly, the 25-km Faridabad bypass will be expanded into a six-lane, access controlled corridor along with a service road, officials said. An NHAI official said, “The Faridabad bypass is like any other urban road with many median cuts. It will be redesigned. Getting land on these three portions is not an issue as the government owns it.”

He added that the provision of service road has been made to cater to the local traffic and, considering that these sections, will pass through urban areas. NHAI has already started the land acquisition process.

Furthermore, the project will involve the construction of at least 13 flyovers, two railway under and over bridges and 10 minor bridges. “We are working out the project cost and since it has been approved under the Bharatmala programme, we are confident of finalising the bids for the project by July or August next year. It will be completely funded by NHAI,” an official said. The construction period for the road link will be two years from the day work starts.