On Jan 23, the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway was opened to the public. The Expressway will serve a two-fold purpose. The time taken to travel, to and fro between Delhi and Gurgaon will be reduced considerably, almost by an hour. Moreover, traveling time between the airport and the two cities Gurgaon and Delhi, will also lessen significantly.
The expressway was inaugurated by T.R. Balu, the Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Chief Minister of Haryana, and Sheila Dikshit, the Chief Minister of Delhi
The use of this expressway is not free, and vehicle users will have to pay a toll for traveling through the newly made stretch. The toll plazas will be located at the 42 milestone, the Delhi-Gurgaon border, and the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The stretch consists of nine flyovers, and four pedestrian subways. Apart from the one completed steel foot over bridge (FOB) six more are in pipeline, which are aimed at helping the residents of the villages and townships that are situated along the stretch.
This is yet another feather in the cap for this rapidly developing city, which is fast on its way to becoming a world-class business and residential hub.