Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway: From Cost To Route, All You Need To Know

by Tooba Shaikh
Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway: From Cost To Route, All You Need To Know

The Western Peripheral Expressway, which is also known as the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway is located in Haryana and stretches across 135.6 kilometres. Along with the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, which is also known as the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway, it helps maintain clean air in Delhi as it helps divert more than 50,000 heavy vehicles away from the national capital. From the cost of construction to its route, here is everything you need to know about this highway.

All To Know About Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway

The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal or the KMP expressway has a total of six lanes, three on each side. It became operational in parts. The very first section was inaugurated in 2016 by Nitin Gadkari. It became fully operational in the November of 2018 and the toll plazas became operational in the following month. This inauguration was done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Including land acquisition, the total cost of the project was more than ₹9,000 crores. The expressway passes through Badli, Bahadurgarh, Hathin, Jhajjar, Manesar, Kharkhoda, Nuh, Sohna and Sonipat as well as Palwal. There are a total of ten tolled entry and exit points on the expressway from north to south from where vehicles me enter or exit.

They are Badli, Bahadurgarh, Fartukhnagar, Kharkhoda, Kundli, Manesar, Panchgaon, Palwal and Sohna as well as Taoru. Two-wheelers are disallowed on the expressway. According to 99acres, the rate of the toll for light motor vehicles or LMVs is ₹1.16 per kilometre. For light commercial vehicles and minibuses, it is ₹2.60 per kilometre.

Two-axle vehicles are charged ₹5.45 per kilometre, three-axle vehicles ₹5.95 per kilometre, four to six-axle vehicles are charged ₹8.56 per kilometre and seven-axle and more are charged ₹10.42 per kilometres.

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Other Details About This Highway

This particular expressway, along with the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, is the largest ring road around Delhi. Along with multiple fuel-refilling stations, it has other facilities like four bus stands, two truck stops, 1 medical trauma centre equipped with a helipad, police stations and recreational and refreshment facilities.

In addition to these, there is also a police van, crane and ambulance stationed every 20 kilometres in case of emergency situations. The speed limit at this expressway is 120 kilometres per hour for LMVs. HMVs or heavy motor vehicles have a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour.

There was a considerable delay in the making of the expressway due to which the initial contract was terminated back in 2016. It is now one of the major roads in the country and helps divert traffic from the national capital.

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