PM Modi opens KMP Expressway
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 19, 2018, inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the western peripheral highway Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP). Along with this, he also inaugurated the 3.2 km long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar metro rail link, which would facilitate travel for people from Delhi and Faridabad, and laid the foundation stone of the Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, which will emerge in Dudhola in Palwal district.
Ballabhgarh becomes the fourth city in Haryana to obtain metro connectivity after Gurgaon, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh. Earlier this year, the Manesar a Palwal section of the KMP, whose total length is 135.65 km, was opened to the public.
The KMP highway will pass through five districts of Haryana: Gurugram, Sonipat, Mewat, Jhajjar and Palwal.
A sum of Rs 6,400 crore has been spent on the highway project and 3,846 acres of land was acquired at a cost of Rs 2,788 crore.
The length of the section from Kundli to Manesar is greater than 83 km. This stretch would have 14 major or minor bridges, 56 subway or underground passages for agricultural vehicles, seven intersections and seven toll plazas.
The highway will decongest traffic from Delhi, especially by reducing the number of trucks entering the national capital, which helps reduce pollution.
In addition, the project will also provide a high-speed link between northern Haryana and southern districts and an uninterrupted high-speed link for traffic, especially commercial traffic, from Haryana to neighbouring states.