The Central Government plans to build a highway to make commutation between Delhi and Saharanpur city easier like never before. The Government is all set to construct a 19-km highway between Delhi and Saharanpur town of Uttar Pradesh which will enroute via NH-24. This highway will start from Loni area in Delhi and will connect to Uttar Pradesh via the Akshardham flyover. The construction of this highway will prove beneficial for the people commuting between Western UP and Delhi as they are currently facing huge congestion while traveling from East Delhi areas like Shastri Park, New Usmanpur, Khajuri Khas and Bhajanpura in order reach Saharanpur highway which begins from Loni.
Currently, the DPR i.e. Detailed Project Report is awaited but the proposal for building this highway has already received an in-principle approval. This highway will decongest various localities of East Delhi and will reach to the Saharanpur-bound national highway NH709B near Loni from the NH-24 which will be a straight route to follow.
According to an official, this highway will start from the Akshardham flyover on National Highway -24 and will merge with the Delhi-Saharanpur National Highway number NH-709B near Garhi Jassi in Loni Dehat. This proposed highway is planned to be aligned with the Noida Link Road and the Marginal Bund Road in Delhi and Baghpat Road in Uttar Pradesh. In the capital city Delhi, this highway will pass via Ramesh Park, Geeta Colony, Shastri Park, Sonia Vihar Extension and West Karawal Nagar. Whereas in UP, the same will cross Ankur Vihar, Welcome City and Indrapuri before entering in Loni border at the Pooja Pusta Police Chowki.
NHAI – National Highway Authority of India plans to build this highway in a three-phase manner. The first phase construction will include 45Km long stretch between Baghpat and Shamli for which the Authority will open bids next month. Then, the second phase construction will begin from Shamli to Saharanpur and the third phase construction will mark the building of a road between Delhi and Baghpat. Currently, the construction of this highway is estimated to take three years for completion and the construction of an elevated highway from Akshardham to Loni is also scheduled to undergo in third phase expansion.
The Central Government will be funding 100 percent for the construction of this highway. While the State Governments of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are required to submit land for the construction.