The Union transport ministry has approved a project of Rs 4,405 crore for a 155km corridor between Akshardham in Delhi and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, which has been declared as National Highway 709B. Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for the project on January 26.
The corridor will be six-laned, access-controlled with service roads on both sides. The project has been divided in four parts:
- Akshardham to U.P Border (Near UPSIDC’s Industrial Area Trans Delhi Signature City) Length; – 14.75 km, Estimated cost of Rs 1,100 crore, Status: -Bids Invited
- UP Border to Mandola-Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) intersection
Length; – 16.57 km, Estimated cost of Rs 1,800 crore, Status: -Work Awarded
- EPE intersection to Shamli Bypass
Length; – 61.4 km, Estimated cost of Rs 725 crore, Status: -Work Awarded
- Shamli Bypass to Saharanpur Bypass
Length; – 62.7 km, Estimated cost of Rs 780 crore, Status: -Bid received
According to the A senior National Highway Authority of India official, The first 32 km section between Delhi and EPE in which 14.75 kms will be elevated with an estimated cost of Rs 1,100 crore, would start from the NH-24 near the Akshardham flyover and would pass through Ramesh Park, Geeta Colony, Shastri Park, Sonia Vihar Extn, West Karawal Nagar, Ankur Vihar and finally touch the NH-709B at Pooja Pusta Police Chowki near Tronica City Industrial Area. The remaining portion of the NH-709B, which will be 124kmlong, will be constructed between EPE and Saharanpur.