KMP Expressway: The 83-km-long Kundli to Manesar section is scheduled to be inaugurated by PM Modi
New Delhi: The 136-km-long Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, will become fully operational on November 19 with the inauguration of its 83-km-long Kundli-Manesar section. Running over nine years behind schedule, the expressway was to be initially inaugurated tomorrow. Here are the top 10 facts about the Western Peripheral Expressway:
- The Western Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, is an 135.6 km (84.3 mi)-long Expressway in Haryana. Along with the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, the Western Peripheral Expressway is expected to divert more than 50,000 heavy vehicles away from Delhi.
- The 53-km Manesar to Palwal section was inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari in April 2016.
- The remaining 83-km-long Kundli to Manesar section of KMP expressway is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 November.
- The expressway has been divided into three sections of 45 km each, that cuts across four national highways – NH 1, NH 2, NH 8 and NH 10.
- There are 52 underpasses and 23 overpasses in this expressway. Many Flyovers and interchanges are being constructed at places where the expressway crosses state and national highways.
- Once the KMP expressway is thrown open, heavy vehicles will get access to various industrial towns like Maneser, Sohna, Dharuhera, Bawal and Bhiwadi in Haryana without entering Delhi.
- PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh said PM Modi is likely to inaugurate the expressway at Manesar where he would also address a rally on the occasion.
- The expressway will cut down the distance between various northern and western states.
- The project is reportedly 98% complete and minor thing like cleaning up and putting up boards are left which will be done over the next one week.
- The Expressway has been built at a cost of Rs 1,863 crore and was supposed to be completed by 2009 but missed several deadlines.