The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said it will complete the 32km long Delhi-Baghpat section of the proposed 180km Delhi-Dehradun national highway, also called NH-709B, by the end of December 2023.
The 32km section has been divided into two phases — a 15km stretch from Delhi’s Akshardham to Loni in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and a 17km stretch from Loni to Baghpat.
“The work order for the 17km stretch in UP ( to be built at a cost of ₹1,654 crore) was given in May and the second work order for the Akshardham to Khekra stretch ( to be built at a cost of ₹1,264 crore) will be issued within a week. The two phases are scheduled to be ready by December 2023. Once the highway is complete, there will be a direct link between Delhi and Dehradun,” said Mudit Garg, project director, NHAI.
The highway will have four more phases to further connect Baghpat to Dehradun and are in various stages of completion, said Garg.