The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to revive a Rs 5,000-crore tunnel project connecting Dwarka’s Sector 24 and the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
The proposed 5-km long tunnel is expected to significantly cut the time to reach the airport from Dwarka and will offer smooth access to the airport to traffic coming from north, west and southwest Delhi and decongest National Highway-8.
The tunnel will run parallel to the existing underground Airport Express Metro Line and open on the IGI T3 Road.
Currently, NH-8 is over burdened as the entire traffic load of airport-bound traffic and the traffic moving between Delhi and Gurugram falls on this crucial road. The tunnel would be a much needed connectivity measure from Dwarka and other parts of Delhi to the airport.
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Earlier, the tunnel project was shelved after NHAI and Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) could not agree on its plan. But the proposal has been renewed after both NHAI and DIAL realised the importance of connecting Dwarka to the airport.