Haryana to build road corridor to decongest Delhi

The Haryana government on Tuesday said that it will construct a 156 Km highway corridor to decongest Delhi.

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Tuesday
said that it will construct a 156 Km highway corridor to
connect states on its south, including Rajasthan, Gujarat and
Maharashtra, with those on its North such as Punjab, Himachal
Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, to decongest Delhi.

The four lane corridor would commence from Kotputli in
Rajasthan after taking off from the Delhi-Jaipur National
Highway No 8 and terminate at Rohtak in Haryana connecting
Delhi Fazilka National Highway No 10, Haryana PWD Minister
Randeep Surjewala told reporters at a press conference here.
He said that from Rohtak the traffic would be connected
to Delhi-Ambala-Jammu/Amritsar National Highway No 1 through
Rohtak-Jind-Kaithal-Ambala national/ state highway.

The proposed highway would be the biggest road project to
be undertaken by Haryana since its inception 44 years back in
1966, Surjewala added.

The project to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1201.70
crore on DBFOT (Design, Build, Finance, Operate, Transfer)
pattern would be a four laned road with divider which shall
vary from 1.5 meter to 3 meters, he said, adding the road also
envisages construction of 1.5 meter wide paved shoulders and
additional two meter wide earthen shoulder on both sides.

Surjewala said that 11 reputed construction companies,
including GMR and L&T, have already made RFQ (Request for
Qualification) the last date of which is December 23.

The entire process of allotment of the project to
successful bidder is expected to be completed by mid 2011
after which construction is scheduled to be completed in 30
The road would be tolled which would be collected at
four points, Surjewala said, adding that the project envisages
a concession period of 20 years. The toll rates would be
finalised at the time of allotment of the project, he said
while answering a query.

For vehicles commuting between Rajasthan, Gujarat and
Maharashtra on Haryana`s south and Punjab, Himachal Pradesh,
Jammu & Kashmir on its north the distance through the proposed
highway would get reduced by 65-70 Kms saving time and money
spent on fuel as the congested areas of Gurgaon, Delhi, Kundli
etc would also be avoided, the minister said.