The Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, has unveiled a ₹2,100 crore greenfield road corridor to connect Delhi-Mumbai Expressway with the upcoming airport in Jewar. The land acquisition work for it has been completed and a detailed project report (DPR) is in the final stages. With the completion of this project, pollution in Delhi NCR is expected to reduce along with a reduction in traffic snarls. Work on connecting DND with Delhi-Mumbai Expressway via Faridabad and Ballabhgarh is currently in full swing and will be completed by 2023.
Union Minister of State for road transport, VK Singh, informed that both civil aviation and transport ministries have agreed to link Noida International airport to NH-91 (GT Road) at Khurja for which a 32-km-long stretch will be developed to directly connect Khurja to Jewar. It was decided in the meeting with officials of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) and was also attended by the top brass of YEIDA, Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) CEO Arun Vir Singh, nodal officer Shailendra Bhatia and Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) CEO Christoph Selman. NHAI will prepare the feasibility report. While NH-91 passes through Khurja, it is expected that this route from Khurja to Jewar will be upgraded so that NH-91 can be accessed. The move will bring down commuting time to 40 minutes from 1 hour 22 minutes via MG road currently. Also, since the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will cross Palwal, it will increase the connectivity via Palwal and Khurja to Jewar from the greenfield corridor.