Dwarka Expressway – Information & Status Update

34.10 km Dwarka Expressway project (NH 248-BB) is partially operational access-controlled highway with a route alignment connecting Mahipalpur (Shiv Murti) in Delhi with Kherki Dhaula via New Gurgaon (Gurugram) in Haryana.

Dwarka Expressway’s 19 km Haryana section was inaugurated and opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 11, 2024.

This project was planned as the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) in 2006 and transferred to NHAI in 2016. The expressway was constructed by J Kumar and Larsen & Toubro and features 20+ flyovers / bridges, 2 rail overbridges / underpasses, 11 vehicle underpasses, 20 underground pedestrian crossings, and a 2.5m wide cycle / bike path.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 8,662 crore
  • Length: 29.10 km
  • Lanes: 8 lanes + local service lanes
  • Owner: National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Status: Partially Open (Packages 1-4) & Approved (Package 5)
  • Current Deadline: March 2024
  • Project Model: Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC)

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has planned a metro line along Dwarka Expressway, but the project – along with many others – is pending approval from the Haryana Government.

A new 5 km tunnel has been planned to Terminal 3 at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (see Package 5 below)

Project Overview Video

Route Map

This expressway through new Gurgaon has led to the creation of many new housing / residential real estate projects. Residential sectors along the way include 83, 84, and 99-113. Commercial sectors include 105, 106, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112, and 113.

Source: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH)

The project has been divided up into 5 packages: 3 within Delhi totaling 15.10 km and 2 within Gurugram totaling 19 kms.

Package 1

  • Scope: IGI Airport and Shiv Murti at Mahipalpur to Bijwasan Road Underbridge (RUB) (Km -0.60 to Km 5.30)
  • Length: 5.90 Km
  • Contractor: J Kumar Infraprojects (JKIL)
  • Contract Value: Rs. 1349 crore
  • Status: Under Construction

Note: This road will form a part of the upcoming UER II Expressway on the west side of Delhi. It will also be the western terminal of the upcoming Rangpuri Bypass which will connect to Vasant Kunj at Nelson Mandela Marg.

Package 2

  • Scope: Bijwasan RUB to Delhi/Haryana Border (Km 5.30 to Km 9.50)
  • Length: 4.2 km
  • Contractor: J Kumar Infraprojects (JKIL)
  • Contract Value: Rs. 1540 crore
  • Status: Under Construction

Note: This package connects to the under construction international exhibition-cum-convention centre (ECC) project at Dwarka’s Sector 25.

Package 3

  • Scope: Delhi/Haryana border to Basai Rail Overbridge (ROB) (Km 9.5 to Km 19.70)
  • Length: 10.2 km
  • Contractor: Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  • Contract Value: Rs. 1334 crore
  • Status: Operational

Note: This package features an 8.5 km 8-lane flyover on a single pier. Basai ROB is being expanded with an additional ROB.

Package 4

  • Scope: Basai ROB to Kherki Dhaula (Km 19.70 to Km 28.5)
  • Length: 8.8 km
  • Contractor: Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  • Contract Value: Rs. 1,046 crore
  • Status: Operational

Note: On the southern-end, the expressway becomes a part of Central Peripheral Road (CPR) and ends at Southern Peripheral Road (SPR). A cloverleaf interchange has been built to connect it with NH-48 (old NH-8) highway.

Package 5

  • Scope: Airport Connectivity from Dwarka Expressway – Tunnel to T3
  • Length: 5 km
  • Lanes: 4
  • Contractor: Not Assigned
  • Status: Re-tender Notice Pending

Status Update

Dwarka Expressway’s 19 km section in Haryana was inaugurated and opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 11, 2024.

Page last updated: March 11, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.