Eight-laning of Mukarba Chowk to Panipat section of NH-1 in New Delhi and Haryana
Rs. 1,524 crore
The Mukarba Chowk-Panipat highway is part of Grand Trunk Road, one of Asia's oldest and longest major roads and an important asset from a strategic and defence point of view.
The project involved widening of the six-lane highway to eight-lane, in addition to the overall modernization of the existing lanes, to accommodate heavy traffic to and from North India.
The eight-lane project reduced travel time from New Delhi to Panipat to just one hour, from 2.5 hours earlier.
Despite significant execution challenges owing to COVID-19 waves and subsequent lockdowns, labour shortage and supply chain disruptions, in addition to farmer's agitation, NGT ban and heavy vehicular traffic, Welspun Enterprises has completed 97% of the project in under three years.
Development of this stretch is significantly enhancing the socio-economic conditions of regions in New Delhi and Haryana, especially farmers, industrial areas and restaurants alongside the highway.
The technologically advanced project is equipped with 100% ETC-based toll collection system for a smooth journey and electronic calling booths (ECB) for quick, round-the-clock assistance in case of emergencies.