National Expressway 2 (India)

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Indian National Expressway 2
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National Expressway 2
Route information
Maintained by NHAI
Length: 135 km (84 mi)
Major junctions
From: Kundli
To: Palwal
Location
Major cities: Ghaziabad, Greater NOIDA, Palwal, Sonipat
Highway system

National Expressway 2 or Eastern Peripheral Expressway or KGP (Sonipat(kundli)-Ghaziabad-Palwal) is a proposed road which will bypass Delhi on eastern side. On the lines of the KMP Expressway, another expressway of a similar length (135 km), the Sonipat(Kundli)-Ghaziabad-Palwal expressway KGP Expressway, is set to take off to the East of Delhi, and form the other half of the ring around the national capital. This, too, will also prove a catalyst in both residential and commercial development along the 135-km corridor, majorly in Uttar Pradesh. Though the project is yet to take off, sources in the road, transport and highways say that major developers have bought properties close to the alignment.

The expressway link, also called the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), will provide signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad and Faridabad, and Gautam Budh Nagar (Greater NOIDA) and Palwal. The road network touches certain portions of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The project involves construction of a six-lane expressway with access control highway connecting Faridabad-Greater Noida-Ghaziabad-Sonipat, which will also act as a bypass to Delhi, with a concession period of 20 years.

FNG (Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad Expressway) is planned to be a part of Eastern Peripheral Expressway which is on fast track planning mode. The much-awaited FNG (Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad Expressway) is finally coming on track and will provide fast connectivity to daily commuters of the area once complete; apart from this, it is also emerging as an excellent stretch for real estate development. FNG Expressway is around 56 km long with 19.9 km in Noida-Greater Noida region, 8 km in Ghaziabad, while the rest 28.1 km is in the Faridabad region, especially the developing sectors of Neharpar. According to the plan, FNG from Noida side will become operational in the next 14 months while it would take three years for the whole stretch to become fully operational[1] The completed expressway designed by IIT-Roorkee will offer commuters direct connectivity between Noida and Greater Faridabad and put an end to massive traffic jams[2] A bridge is also planned from Noida's Sector 150 to National Highway 2 in Faridabad as a part of the FNG (Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad Expressway).

Route[edit]

The project takes off from NH-1 in Kundli (Haryana), crosses Yamuna near Mawikalan, Hindon river near Sharfabad, NH-58 near Duhai, NH-24 near Dasna, NH-91 near Village Bishara NTPC Dadri, Kasna-Sikandrabad road near Sirsa, re-crosses Yamuna near Fajjupur Khadar, Atali-Chinsa near Maujpur and meets NH-2 beyond Palwal. It will pass through five districts; Sonipat, Faridabad in Haryana, and Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials said the speed limit for this green field project would be 120 km/h, and hence will provide highspeed connectivity to existing and new residential sectors.

Decentralizing Effect[edit]

This road will have two sections 56 km-long Faridabad-Greater Noida-Ghaziabad expressway section and 49 km-long Ghaziabad-Sonipat expressway section. Improving connectivity among cities outside the capital will not just decongest Delhi roads, this will also push growth and development beyond the national capital. By the time the proposed expressway comes up and connects farflung NCR towns, it will bring areas across the region close, said an urban planner associated with NCR Planning Board (NCRPB).

He added that though presently, land around this greenfield expressway is either lying vacant or is largely agricultural, their land use would be changed too after the completion of the stretch. Since the project is yet to take off, the development has not yet started. Now, with the seriousness of Center to award the project soon, both residential and commercial development will start, a major real estate developer said.

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