Gadkari announces to construct MPRTS in Gurgaon


Wednesday, 09 March 2016 | PNS | Gurgaon

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced to construct Metrino Personal Rapid Transit System (MPRTS) in Gurgaon from Delhi-Haryana border to Rajiv Chowk and Sohna road (Badshahpur Chowk) as a pilot project.

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of this project has been prepared at a cost of Rs980 crore. This project would be like an airborne personal rapid transit system, said Gadkari while addressing the ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit 2016 in Gurgaon.

The Union Minister made several announcements at the summit for Haryana. He announced a road from Dwarka in Delhi to Khedkidola in Gurgaon as national highway.

The Union Minister said that nine national highways costing Rs8,000 crore have already been announced for the state. He also announced that Haryana would have its first water way from Palla in district Sonepat to Wazirabad in Delhi.

Gadkari said that the work on Delhi-Jaipur Expressway would be started by the end of this year and it would cost

Rs18,000 crore. This expressway would pass through Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan. The total length of this project in Haryana is about 70 kilometers.

He said that Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway would be constructed and this 45,000 crore expressway would pass through the states of Delhi-Haryana-Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. The length of the project in Haryana is about 170 kilometers and it would considerably reduce the travelling time, he added.

The Union Minister announced to construct bypass of Gurgaon linking national highway-236 (Mehrauli-Gurgaon) with NH-8 and link between NH-8 (near Ambiance Mall) and NH-236 (Mehrauli-Gurgaon road).  The construction of this bypass and link would decongest NH-8 and Gurgaon city. Apart from this, he announced that a sum of Rs160 crore would be spent on the improvement of junction near the Ambiance Mall in Gurgaon.

Gadkari also announced that Rs285.57 crores would be spent on the improvement of junction at Rajiv Chowk, Gurgaon on Delhi Gurgaon Expressway, Rs263.41 crores on the improvement of junction at Signature Chowk in Gurgaon and Rs386.34 crores for improvement of junction at IFFCO chowk.

He said that the westerly bypass of Kundali-Manesar-Palwal Expressway (KMP), would be completed within 343 days which will greatly reduce the traffic and pollution of Delhi.


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