Neighbourhood News Desk/New Delhi/Avi Arya
The plan for adding a 155km corridor between, Akshardham in Delhi and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh has been approved, by the Union transport ministry. This was done ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
It costs Rs 4,405 crore and has been named the National Highway 709B. This corridor will provide a smooth connection between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and will help bring relief to Delhi. This corridor project has been split in four sections: Akshardham to Khajuri Khas/U.P Border, Khauri Khas/ UP Border to Mandola-Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) intersection, EPE intersection to Shamli Bypass and Shamli Bypass to Saharanpur Bypass.
It will be six-laned, have access-controlled with service roads on both sides and will pass through densely-populated areas such as the Geeta Colony, Shastri Park and Khajuri Khas till the Delhi-UP border in northeast Delhi.