Government invites bids for consultant for 4-km tunnel from Dwarka Expressway

On May 16, 2018

NEW DELHI: Delhi will get its biggest tunnel road, about four kilometres long, to link Gurugram and Dwarka to the International Airport. The government invited bids on Friday for appointing a consultant for this ambitious project, proposing to complete the same in the next three years.

The present approach to the airport from the Millennium city is a highly congested one through the National Highway-8, also known as the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway. An underconstruction ‘Dwarka Expressway’ ..

Residents of the bustling Dwarka area will have the same faster option. The technical consultant to be engaged for the project has been asked to advice on the feasibility of the said tunnel and other pre-construction activities like having its junction with Dwarka Expressway.

The tunnel, one built, will offer “western connectivity” to the International Airport.
Both the Dwarka Expressway and the new tunnel road will be executed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). This comes out of the urge of the government to decongest NH-8, where the intensity of traffic has increased significantly and there is urgent requirement of augmentation of capacity for safe and efficient movement of traffic, as per the bid document floated on Friday.
“The standards of output required from the appointed consultants are of international level both in terms of quality and adherence to the agreed time schedule. NHAI has assigned works of consultancy services for DPR of Dwarka Expressway to the technical consultant M/s AECOM. The consultant (of tunnel road project) is required to co-ordinate with M/s AECOM as well as other stake holders viz. AAI, DAIL, DDA, DMRC and finalise the alignment & configuration of Tunnel Road accordingly,” the bid d ..

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