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PM Modi opens new e-way, Ballabhgarh gets Metro link

Published : Nov 20, 2018, 12:39 am IST
Updated : Nov 20, 2018, 12:39 am IST

E-way set to help reduce number of trucks entering Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Western Peripheral Expressway. He also inaugurated the 3.2 km-long Ballabgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, which would facilitate travel for the people of Delhi and Faridabad.

In addition, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, which will come up at Dudhola in Palwal district. The skill university will come up over an area of 82.5 acres at a cost of Rs 989 crore.


The inaugurations and foundation laying stone ceremonies were done through remote from Sultanpur village of this district. The Prime Minister, on his arrival at Sultanpur village in this district, went around visual art exhibition pertaining to the KMP project. PM Modi was briefed by the officials about the project.

He was accompanied by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar; Union ministers Rao Inderjit Singh, who is a Gurgaon MP; and Birender Singh. Haryana governor Satyadev Narayan Arya was also present on the occasion.

Earlier this year, Manesar-Palwal stretch of the KMP, whose entire length is 135.65 km, was opened for public, Mr Khattar said on the occasion.


A sum of Rs 6,400 crore has been spent on the expressway project and 3,846 acres of land was acquired at a cost of Rs 2,788 crore, a Haryana government spokesperson said.

The length of the stretch from Kundli to Manesar is over 83 km. This stretch would have 14 major or minor bridges, 56 underpass or agricultural vehicular underpasses, seven intersections, and seven toll plazas.

The expressway will decongest the road traffic from Delhi, especially reducing the number of trucks entering the national capital, thus helping in reducing pollution.

Besides, the project will also provide high-speed link between northern Haryana and the southern districts. It will also provide uninterrupted high-speed link for traffic, especially commercial traffic, from Haryana to neighbouring states.


The BJP government in Haryana has blamed the previous Congress regime of delay in the KMP project.

With this, Ballabgarh becomes the fourth city in Haryana to get Metro connectivity after Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Bahadurgarh.

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