The much awaited about 53 km Palwal-Manesar stretch of Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Express Way was opened on Tuesday at Palwal by the Union Minister for Surface Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari , where he and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal announced several new projects for the state on this occasion.
The total length of KMP Expressway is 135.6 kilometers. The
in a record time of eleven months. Now the NH-2 (Delhi-Agra) is connected with NH-8 (Delhi- Jaipur), facilitating vehicles to go easily from NH-2 to NH- 8 without entering into Delhi. This stretch has 4 toll points. Though the stretch has been opened for traffic on Tuesday but, as of now, the toll was not being charged.
Addressing the well attended public meeting organized on the occasion in Sector 2 of Palwal, Gadkari accepted demands raised by previous speakers including Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Union Minister Krishan Pal Gurjar and Political Secretary to Chief Minister Deepak Mangla and made a number of announcements for improvement of road network in Haryana. Industries Minister Capt Abhimanyu and Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh were also present.
Gadkari announced that the remaining part of KMP E-Way, connecting Manesar with Kundli would be constructed with Cement-Concrete and a communiqué in this regard would be sent to the Haryana Government on Wednesday. The CC construction will not need maintenance for next 50 years and the drive will also be smooth and hassle free. He hoped that like the Palwal-Manesar stretch, the remaining part of KMP E-Way would also be constructed within the stipulated time.
Gadkari said that the Easterly and Westerly Bye Pass around Delhi would not only bring down pollution levels of Delhi by at least 50 per cent besides decreasing the load of vehicular traffic, but also bring development in the region. Gadkari also announced that work on Dwarka National Highway would start soon. He announced elevated road on the part of NH-2 passing through Palwal City which will cover all the four intersections (chowks) within the city. He said that an over bridge would be constructed across the Yamuna River on Hasanpur road. At the same time, Gadkari announced construction of bye pass in Dabwali in district Sirsa for connecting Hissar-Fazilka road with Bhatinda-Ganganagar road.
Gadkari said that inland waterways would be developed because the passenger and freight carriage through water ways is cheaper than the road and train modes. He announced that the first inland waterways project would be started in six months from village Palla in district Faridabad of Haryana to Wazirabad in Delhi. For this, water with about three meters height would be kept standing in a width of 45 meters in river Yamuna. He said that the Central Government had decided to invest Rs one Lakh crore on establishing inland waterways.
The Union Minister said that technology was changing and more innovations were being made in the country. He said that the Central Government had plans to bring electric car to reduce pollution levels. He also announced to start work on first priority project of 12.3 kilometer length of Pod Car project in Gurgaon by June 1 this year. It is learnt that this pod system will run from Delhi-Gurgaon border to Sohna Road in Gurgaon. If this project proves successful, people will be able to travel in air on circular roads and would cover large distances in comparatively less time. It will help in bringing down the number of accidents on roads considerably thereby reducing the pollution levels as well, Gardkari added.
Earlier, while presiding over the function, the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that Haryana was continuously receiving support from Gadkari. He said that projects worth Rs 36000 crore had been sanctioned in Haryana and work on all these projects was going on. He raised a number of new demands before him including construction of elevated road in Palwal town and bye pass in Dabwali of Sirsa district which were approved by Gadkari on the spot. Manohar Lal said that the demand of making Hissar Airport as national airport will also be sent soon.