Big step towards decongesting Delhi! Today, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways is all set to lay the foundation stone for a six-lane access-controlled National Highway (NH) project at Kalindi Kunj-Meethapur Road in Delhi. The highway, which would be over 59 km long, will start at Ring Road-DND junction in the national capital and will pass through Kalindi bypass as well as Faridabad-Ballabhgarh bypass. The highway will end at the interchange of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at KMP. According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the highway project is likely to be developed at a cost of around Rs 3,580 crore. The project includes 3+3 lane service roads on both sides for nearly 29 km, elevated section of 7.350 km with 2 level crossings at four locations of Metro line, as many as 18 new underpasses and a total of 9 interchanges with improved junctions. With the establishment of this highway project, the ministry aims to decongest the national capital, minimizing traffic congestion in Ashram-Badarpur-Faridabad-Ballabhgarh region. With this move, vehicular pollution is expected to reduce. The NH project would be in addition to the other 9 projects that are being implemented for the decongestion of NCR Delhi. These projects include 3 km long signal free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to Airport, worth Rs 280 crore; 22 km long six-lane elevated corridor on road connecting Gurugram to Sohna, worth Rs 2,000 crore; 8-lane Delhi-Panipat highway from Mukarba Chowk to Panipat on NH-1, worth Rs 2,300; 29 km long 8-lane access controlled Dwarka Expressway, worth around Rs 9,500 crore; Delhi-Meerut Expressway's package 2, 3 and 4, costing Rs 5,900 crore; 4-laning of 124 km long Khekra \u2013 EPE junction to Shamli-Saharanpur on NH-709 B, worth around Rs 1,200 crore; Rangpuri Bypass project, worth Rs 1,000 crore, to connect Dwarka\/NH-8 with Vasant Kunj-Nelson Mandela Road; 75 km long Urban Extension Road, third Ring Road for the national capital under Bharatmala to be constructed at a cost of Rs 4,000 crore and 6-lane access controlled corridor linking Akshardham on NH-24 Junction to EPE Junction on Baghpat Road, which is 31.3 km, worth nearly Rs 2,600 crore.