The route is also a critical piece in the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway link that the Centre is building, a corridor connecting India’s two largest urban centres via Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. The Gurgaon MP said on Wednesday that the construction of Package 1 cost around Rs 1,000 crore and Package 2 was completed for Rs 944 crore. Work on the elevated road first began in 2018, with an initial deadline of 25 months. Construction was repeatedly delayed due to pandemic disruptions, the ban on construction in NCR during the heavily polluted winter months and issues with shifting existing infrastructure on the route. In August 2020, a 40m-spine of the road collapsed near Sector 48 of Gurgaon, holding up construction for a month.
Apart from the elevated road, Gadkari will also inaugurate a section of the Rewari–Ateli Mandi National Highway 11, on which around Rs 1,148 crore has been spent.