The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has begun the process of land acquisition in order to construct the incomplete portion of the Dwarka expressway in Delhi.
“Acquisition of land under the NHAI Act is relatively easy,” said an NHAI official. The acquisition process is likely to be completed in the next few months.
“Notification 3(a) of NHAI Act 1956 for the acquisition of land for completing Delhi portion of Dwarka expressway has already been issued. Section 3(A) notification is under verification of Competent Authority Land Acquisition (CALA),” said NHAI.
A detailed project report (DPR) for the portion of Dwarka expressway to be built in Delhi is being prepared by the NHAI through consultant AECOM. The official also informed that a concerted effort is being made by the NHAI, Haryana and Delhi governments to expedite the completion of the project.
The NHAI official said the Delhi government has agreed to transfer land for construction of the highway. “We have notified the land acquisition procedure and it is likely that the land will be acquired in the next six months. Apart from the road, the NHAI will also build roadside amenities and border posts for which too the land is needed,” he added.
Out of the 18km stretch of Dwarka expressway in Gurgaon, which is being constructed by Huda, around 14.5 km has already been constructed, with two stretches remaining in Gurgaon.