Work on Delhi-Baghpat link to speed up: NHAI

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (DDEC) on Saturday, officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said that developmental works will now expedite at different stretches, including a 32km link from Akshardham in New Delhi to Khekra in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat.

The DDEC from the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) junction in Baghpat to Dehradun, which is pegged at a cost of ₹8,300 crore, will offer the commuters in Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida a better access to the DDEC. The estimated cost of the entire corridor from Delhi to Dehradun is ₹12,000 crore, said the officials.

The DDEC will reduce the time taken to cover the distance between Delhi and Dehradun from six hours to nearly two and half hours, they added.

The NHAI officials said that the work for the 32km stretch along Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, linking the DDEC, has been allotted. The stretch will have six lanes on the elevated section, and three lanes on each side will be on the ground level which will serve as service roads.

Hindustan Times
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