Western peripheral expressway in Delhi inaugurated by PM

Kundli-Manesar section of Western Peripheral Expressway in Delhi inaugurated by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Western Peripheral Expressway.

He also inaugurated the 3.2 km-long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, which would facilitate travel for people of Delhi and Faridabad, and laid the foundation stone for Shri Vishwakarma Skill University that is to come up at Dudhola in Palwal district of Haryana.

The inaugurations and foundation stones laying ceremonies were done through remote from Sultanpur village of Gurgaon district. Mr. Modi, on arriving at Sultanpur village in this district, went around a visual art exhibition pertaining to the KMP project.

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Western Peripheral Expressway

Mr. Modi was accompanied by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Union ministers Birender Singh and Rao Inderjit Singh, who is also Gurgaon MP. Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya was also present on the occasion.

Earlier this year, Manesar to Palwal stretch of the KMP, whose entire length is 135.65 km, was opened for public, Mr. Khattar said on the occasion. A sum of ₹6,400 crore has been spent on the expressway project and 3,846 acres of land was acquired at a cost of ₹2,788 crore, a Haryana government spokesperson said.

The length of the stretch from Kundli to Manesar is over 83 km. This stretch would have 14 major or minor bridges, 56 underpass or agricultural vehicular underpasses, seven intersections and seven toll plazas.

He also inaugurates 3.2 km-long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, which would facilitate travel for people of Delhi and Faridabad.

The expressway will decongest the road traffic from Delhi, especially reducing the number of trucks entering the national capital.

Besides, the project will also provide high-speed link between northern Haryana and southern districts and give uninterrupted high-speed link for traffic, especially commercial traffic, from Haryana to the neighbouring States.