UP Government has approved a new link to connect the Yamuna Expressway with the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and extend this spur all the way to Noida International Airport that is being built in Jewar. Through interchanges and viaducts, the spur will provide direct access for vehicles leaving or coming to the airport terminal building to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. The work to build this link is being handed over to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The final cost-sharing arrangement between the state government, industrial development authority and the Haryana government will be worked out shortly. Officials of the Yamuna Expressway Authority and Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) met senior government officials in Lucknow recently to take up the issues. Apart from constructing a spur and an interchange to provide the link between the two expressways, an elevated road will also be built to connect the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway spur directly to the airport terminal building. An engineering consultant is being hired to draw up the final alignment and route to cater.
The entire project will be divided into three parts, first, there is a need to build a spur between Karauli Bangar (a village next to the Yamuna Expressway in Jewar) and Chandawali (a village in Ballabhgarh in Faridabad). After commissioning the 31km-long spur, the next part will be connecting the carriageways of the two expressways with each other through an interchange thereby helping commuters on the two expressways to move around in all directions. The third part will be to build a road linking the spur to the airport terminal building to provide direct access to the passengers from the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and vice-versa. Chief executive officers of both the agencies said that already the process to acquire land for the spur has been initiated and that land required for the interchange is also being earmarked along the Yamuna Expressway. The spur will meet the Yamuna Expressway at 32-km point and that is where the interchange will be planned.