The Delhi Government has planned to develop a North-South Corridor to make travel hassle-free between North Delhi and Gurugram. This signal free route will connect Wazirabad with the Indira Gandhi International Airport and recently a project proposal for the same has been forwarded to the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC).
The construction for the same will commence once the proposal is sanctioned and the route will be ready for use by 2022.
This will be a 29-km stretch that will connect Wazirabad and the Urban Extension Road-II in Dwarka. The Delhi Govt will offer the entire funding for this project and a cost of Rs. 6,000 crore is the estimated cost of this route.
This signal-free route will start its journey from the Signature Bridge in North Delhi and will run through Zakhira, Kirti Nagar, Pankha Road and will end near Dwarka Sector-23, at UER-II. Also, two tunnels of 3km are proposed to be developed at Mayapuri and Dabri Mod to avoid traffic signals.
This corridor will cut the travel time between Wazirabad and the international airport from 90 minutes to 30 minutes in the wee hours of traffic. Apart from this, the proposed route will also decongest South Delhi roads.
The Delhi Government is also planning to run smart-electric buses on the route as that will further ease the problem of connectivity to South and West Delhi.
The Government is also planning to propose East-West corridor to connect ISBT Anand Vihar with the Tikri Border. This route is also being planned to run via the New Delhi Railway Station and ITO and will also have two tunnels at in these two stations along with Rohtak Road which are some of the heavily congested roads of the national capital Delhi.
After the sanction of North-South corridor, this corridor will also be forwarded to UTTIPEC for approval. Both these corridors will intersect at Karampura near Punjabi Bagh.
The commencement of this corridor will be positive for Delhi’s real estate market as the property cost will witness a hike in Zakhira, Rohini, Dwarka, etc. At present, the property cost of this corridor ranges between Rs. 4,000-7,000 per sq.ft. as it has a maximum rental demand from the people working in Janakpuri, Tilak Nagar and Kirti Nagar.
The proposed corridor will also decongest the entry and exit points of Dwarka, Delhi.