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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Western Peripheral Expressway

 

 

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Western Peripheral Expressway: Details, Highway Routes, Features, Significance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19th November 2018 inaugurated the Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE), also known as the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway.  

The Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE) which was earlier slated for inauguration in March 2018 was delayed due to carpeting work near drains and intersection. Its construction proposal was made in 2003 and took 15 long years to complete.

This expressway (135.6 KM long) once open, heavy vehicles will get access to various industrial towns like Manesar, Sohna, Dharuhera, Bawal and Bhiwadi in Haryana without entering Delhi. 

The WPH crosses NH-44 at Kundli, NH-10 at Bahadurgarh, NH-8 at Manesar, NH-248 A at Sohna and NH-2 at Palwal. Almost 15 flyovers will be built at different places along the stretch to facilitate smooth commute.

The expressway will cut down the distance between various northern and western states, along with cutting down carbon emissions in the in Delhi & NCR region.

A total budget of Rs 6,400 crore has been spent on this expressway project and 3,846 acres of land was acquired at a cost of Rs 2,788 crore.

Background

Eastern Periphery Expressway and the Western Periphery Expressway were proposed in 2003 following the Supreme Court order to form a ring road outside Delhi for channeling non-Delhi bound traffic bypassing the national capital.

PM Modi inaugurated the Eastern  Peripheral Expressway on 27th May 2018 earlier,  fifteen years from the date of the announcement. The highway was completed in the record time of 17 months as the foundation stone was laid by PM Modi in November 2015.


 

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