KMP Expressway to be completed by mid-2009

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Rohtak, July 10 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the 135.65 km long Kundli-Manesar Palwal (KMP) Expressway would be completed by mid-2009 and it would cost Rs 1915 crore.

''The project cost of the country's longest expressway does not include cost of land amounting to Rs 630 crore,'' the Chief Minister said today after he made an aerial survey of the expressway and reviewed the progress of its construction with senior officers in today.

Mr Hooda said this expressway would serve as a catalyst for growth and lead to greater development in Sonepat, Jhajjar, Gurgaon, Mewat and Faridabad districts through dynamic connectivity with Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).

''The immediate influence area of this Expressway has high growth potential due to its vicinity to the National Capital. It would facilitate heavy vehicles to reach IMT at Rohtak without entering Delhi,'' he added.

He said this would be country's first closed tolling system project. There would be two toll plazas at the main line of the expressway and eight toll plazas at entry and exit points. The concession period would be 23 years and nine months which would complete on April 20, 2030.

The KMP Expressway takes off from Kundli in district Sonepat on NH-1 and passes through Bahadurgarh in district Jhajjar on NH-10, Manesar in district Gurgaon on NH-8 and terminates near Palwal in Faridabad district on NH-2.

The Expressway has been planned for 4-lanes of carriage way with the provision of structures for 6-lanes so that the capacity of the carriage way may be augmented to 6-lane as soon as the traffic volume increases.

Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (HSIIDC) has been made the nodal agency by the State Government for the development of the Expressway. It is being developed on Built Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis.

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