Union minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today said Dwarka Expressway is being developed as the first elevated urban expressway in India.

In a series of tweets, Mr Gadkari said Dwarka Expressway will reduce pressure on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and arterial roads that experience severe traffic congestion, primarily from the commuters of West Delhi.

Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway is part of the Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai arm of Golden Quadrilateral. The Minister said 50 to 60 percent of traffic on NH-8 will be diverted onto the new expressway.

Mr. Gadkari said government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is actively prioritizing the development of World Class Infrastructure across all the corners of the country.

The Expressway connecting Dwarka in Delhi to Gurugram in Haryana is being developed at a total cost of 9,000 crore rupees with a total length of 29 km out of which 19 km length falls in Haryana while the remaining 10 km of length is in Delhi.