On the lines of the KMP Expressway, another expressway of a similar length is set to take off to the East of Delhi, which will transform realty sector in NCR towns of Uttar Pradesh
On the same line of the KMP Expressway, another expressway of a similar length (135km), the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal expressway KGP Expressway, is set to take off to the East of Delhi and form the other half of the ring around Delhi. This, too, will also prove a catalyst in both residential and commercial development along the 135-km corridor, majorly in Uttar Pradesh. Though the project is yet to take off, sources in the road, transport and highways say that major developers have bought properties close to the alignment.
The expressway link, also called the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), will provide signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad and Faridabad, and Noida and Palwal. The road network touches certain portions of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The project involves construction of a six-lane expressway with access control highway connecting Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad-Sonipat, which will also act as a bypass to Delhi, with a concession period of 20 years.
The project takes off from NH-1 in Kundli (Haryana), crosses Yamuna near Mawikalan, Hindon river near Sharfabad, NH-58 near Duhai, NH-24 near Dasna, NH-91 near Beelakbarpur, Kasna-Sikandrabad road near Sirsa, re-crosses Yamuna near Fajjupur Khadar, Atali-Chinsa near Maujpur and meets NH-2 beyond Palwal. It will pass through five districts Sonipat, Faridabad in Haryana, and Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials said the speed limit for this green field project would be 120 kmph, and hence will provide highspeed connectivity to existing and new residential sectors. This road will have two sections 56km-long Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) expressway section and 49km-long Ghaziabad-Kundli expressway section. Improving connectivity among cities outside the capital will not just decongest Delhi roads, this will also push growth and development beyond the national capital. By the time the proposed expressway comes up and connects farflung NCR towns, it will bring areas across the region close, said an urban planner associated with NCR Planning Board (NCRPB).
Land around this greenfield expressway is either lying vacant or is largely agricultural, their land use would be changed too after the completion of the stretch. Since the project is yet to take off, the development has not yet started. Now, with the seriousness of Centre to award the project soon, both residential and commercial development will start