Development of Western and Eastern peripheral Express Highway

for Ministry of Shipping | Date - 11-05-2005

As per the direction of Supreme Court, a plan for Western and Eastern Peripheral Expressway is being developed to avoid non-destined goods vehicles from entering into Delhi. The expressway will also provide better connectivity within the NCR region.

The work is in preliminary stage and cost estimate in respect of Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE) has been prepared by the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC). National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has been asked to prepare a DPR to arrive at a final alignment as well as the cost for Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE). Bids for preparation of DPR have been invited and received.

Since the project is in the preliminary stage and the alignments are yet to be finalized, it is not possible to indicate the time for completion of the work at this stage.

This information was given in the Lok Sabha today in a written reply by the Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa.

(Release ID :9150)

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