Delhi Dehradun Expressway
The Akshardham in Delhi and Dehradun in Uttarakhand will be connected by the access-controlled Delhi –Dehradun Expressway, which is now being built. Cities it will pass through along the route include Ghaziabad, Baghpat, Shamli, and Saharanpur. Once in service, the highway would greatly reduce the six-hour drive to just two hours for travellers between Delhi and Dehradun. The highway is projected to boost the real estate markets of Delhi, Uttarakhand, and several cities along the route in Uttar Pradesh in addition to improving connectivity.
MSV International Inc. created the project’s detailed project report (DPR) in 2019. The project’s first cornerstone was set by Nitin Gadkari on February 26, 2021, and a second one by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 4, 2021.
Cost in total anticipated: Rs. 13,000 crore
Total Length of the Project: 210 kilometres
12 lanes (Phase 1) and 6 lanes total (Phases 2, 3 & 4)
Date of completion: December 2024
Owner: Indian National Highway Authority (NHAI)
Land acquisition, Phase 1 contracts granted, and Phase 3 bidding underway
EPC project model (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)
The Delhi-Dehradun Expressway would be built in four phases or portions, with roadside amenities every 25 km, and will include near tolling. To allow for unrestricted animal mobility, it will have elevated highways, tunnels, and a 12-kilometer elevated wildlife corridor.
When the highway is completed in 2024, the distance between Delhi and Dehradun will be cut in half, from 235 km to 210 km, and the travel time will be cut in half, from 6.5 hours to 3 hours. The 210 km NHAI project for the Delhi-Saharanpur-Dehradun Expressway is an access-controlled road with a route alignment linking Akshardham in Delhi with Dehradun in Uttarakhand.
Delhi Dehradun Expressway Phase 1
Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) from Baghpat to Akshardham in Delhi;
Interchange Type: Brownfield Upgrade
32 kilometres in length, 12 lanes (6 express, 6 local)
Gawar Constructions (Package 1) and Ceigall India are the contractors (Package 2)
Awaiting Construction (Packages 1 & 2)
|Package 1 (14.75 km) in Delhi runs from Akshardham NH-9 Junction to the border of Uttar Pradesh (Ch. 0.00 to Ch. 14.750). 6.4 kilometres of elevated road connect Geeta Colony and Khajoori Khas.|
|Package 2 (16.85 km) – Uttar Pradesh (Ch.14.750 to Ch.31.200) border to EPE Junction. There is an 11.2 raised stretch in this.|
Delhi Dehradun Expressway Phase 2
Scope: Saharanpur Bypass to Baghpat’s Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) Interchange
The Greenfield type
6 lanes, 118 kilometres long
There will be 60 underpasses and 7 interchanges in this stretch.
|Package 1 (27 km) – EPE close to Khekra to the town of Lohadda (Km 0 to Km 27.000)|
|Package 2 (29.5 miles) – Karaunda Mahajan village to Lohadda village (Km 27.000 to Km 56.500)|
|Package 3 (25.5 miles) – from Khyawari village to Karaunda Mahajan village (Km 56.500 to Km 82.000)|
|Package 4: Khyawari village to Latifpur village near the Saharanpur Bypass (37.068 miles) (Km 82.000 to Km 119.068)|
Delhi Dehradun Expressway Phase 3
Saharanpur to Ganeshpur is included.
The Brownfield type Upgrade
40 kilometres, 6 lanes long
Status: Awaiting Bids
|Package 1: Pending Scope|
|Package 2 includes proposals for six lanes and complete access control over areas from the Saharanpur Bypass to Ganeshpur.|
Delhi Dehradun Expressway Phase 4
Ganeshpur to Dehradun is included.
The Brownfield type Upgrade
4 or 6 lanes.
Financial Bids Status March 12, 2021, opening
This stretch will have a 2.12 km hill portion, a 340 m single tube tunnel, a 4.82 km raised flyover with 4 lanes and 6 m vertical clearance for elephants and other animals, and 2.322 km twin tunnels and 0.3 km approach.
|Package 1 (8.13 km) of the NH-72A designates the chainage from Ganespur to chainage 8+130 (near Mohand).|
|Chainage 8.130 near Mohand to 16.380 at the NH-72A’s Daat kali Tunnel is part of Package 2 (8.25 km).|