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PM Modi inaugurates Dwarka Expressway: 'Speed of development to increase multiple folds in next 5 years'

In order to help improve traffic flow and ease congestion between Delhi and Gurugram on NH-48, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Haryana section of the landmark Dwarka Expressway.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Gurugram Updated on: March 11, 2024 14:14 IST
PM Narendra Modi
Image Source : YOUTUBE/NARENDRA MODI PM Narendra Modi

PM in Gurugram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 19 km long Haryana Section of Dwarka Expressway and laid the foundation stone of 112 National Highway projects spread across the country worth about Rs 1 lakh crore on Monday (March 11). He also held a roadshow ahead of the inauguration.

In order to help improve traffic flow and ease congestion between Delhi and Gurugram on NH-48, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Haryana section of the landmark Dwarka Expressway.

The 19 km long Haryana section of the 8 lane Dwarka Expressway has been built at a cost of around Rs 4,100 crore and includes two packages of 10.2 km long Delhi-Haryana Border to Basai Rail-over-Bridge (ROB) and 8.7 km long Basai ROB to Kherki Daula. It will also provide direct connectivity to the IGI Airport in Delhi and Gurugram Bypass.

PM Modi addresses gathering

PM Modi addressed the gathering on the occasion and said that projects worth Rs 10 lakh crore have either been inaugurated or laid the foundation stone of only in the three months of 2024.

"Not even three months have passed since 2024, and in such a short time, the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 10 lakh crore has been laid and inaugurated. These are only the projects in which I have been involved. Apart from this, several Chief Ministers and Ministers have also laid the foundation stone and inaugurated development projects. I want everything on a large scale, with great speed to achieve the target of making India a developed nation by 2047. Speed of development will increase multiple folds in the next five years," he said.

The Prime Minister said that the region has become one of the fastest developing areas of the National Capital Region.

"Where Dwarka Expressway has been constructed today, there was a time when people used to avoid coming here after dusk. Even the taxi drivers used to refuse that they should not come here. This entire area was considered unsafe. But today many big companies are coming here and setting up their projects. This area is becoming one of the fastest developing areas of NCR," he said.

Other projects launched

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, other major projects that was inaugurated by the Prime Minister include the 9.6 km long six lane Urban Extension Road-II (UER-II)- Package 3 from Nangloi - Najafgarh Road to Sector 24 Dwarka section in Delhi; three packages of Lucknow Ring Road developed at cost of about Rs 4,600 crores in Uttar Pradesh; Anandapuram - Pendurthi - Anakapalli section of NH16 developed at a cost of about Rs 2,950 crores in the state of Andhra Pradesh; Kiratpur to Nerchowk section of NH-21 (2 packages) worth around  Rs 3,400 crores in Himachal Pradesh; Dobaspet - Heskote section (two packages) worth Rs 2,750 crores in Karnataka, along with 42 other projects worth Rs 20,500 crores in different states across the country.

PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for various National Highway projects across the country. Major projects for which the foundation stone was laid include 14 packages of Bengaluru - Kadappa - Vijayawada Expressway worth Rs. 14,000 crores in Andhra Pradesh; six packages of Belgaum - Hungund - Raichur Section of NH-748A worth Rs. 8,000 crores in Karnataka; three packages of Shamli - Ambala Highway worth Rs. 4,900 crores in Haryana; two packages of Amritsar - Bathinda corridor worth Rs. 3,800 crores in Punjab; along with 39 other projects worth Rs. 32,700 crores in different states across the country.

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