NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Kundli-Manesar-Palway (KMP) Expressway, western peripheral expressway. Also, known as the Western Peripheral, the project is a part of the Peripheral Expressways project. It has taken 15 years to complete this project.
He also inaugurated the 3.2 km-long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, which would facilitate travel for people of Delhi and Faridabad. With the Western Peripheral Expressway, the national capital has also got its 4th ring-road.
“This western peripheral expressway had to be completed during commonwealth games, but we all know what was done back then, this expressway was also a victim of that”, Modi said. The expressway would cover five districts–Sonipat, Jhajjar, Gurugram, Mewat and Palwal.
The design speed for light vehicles on this expressway is of 120 kmph, while for heavy vehicles, it is of 100 kmph. The initial total cost of the project was Rs 1,915 crore.