Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that the under-construction Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be linked to the upcoming Jewar International Airport in the next two years.
He said the ministry has given approval for the greenfield connectivity project, which would require an investment of over Rs 2,400 crore. The NHAI, which is executing the project, has received over a dozen bids for the 31.4km six-lane expressway link.
In a series of tweets, the minister said the construction of greenfield connectivity to Jewar International Airport from Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will provide connectivity to Agra, Mathura and western UP as well. The new link will start from Ballabhgarh on the stretch that’s being constructed between KMP Expressway and DND Flyway in Delhi to provide direct connectivity to the national capital. The will also provide a better and shorter alternative to people to reach the new airport from Delhi.