The Web of Roads: Haryana Expressways Cuts Travel Time Short


The Haryana Government is working towards expanding its roadway networks. With expressway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore in the pipeline, this developmental construction will be a joint collaboration of the Union and Haryana Governments.

Haryana: Haryana’s roadway network is expanding day by day. As per the data from the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Haryana has worked on the growth of highway infrastructure, and there are several other projects in the pipeline. 

CM Manohar Lal Khattar added to the fact that over the past 9.5 years, the state built a road network of about 40,000 km. This includes 33,000 km of existing roads and construction of over 7000 km of new roads.

Several projects in the pipeline account for over Rs 50,000 crore. It will be a joint collaboration of the Union and the Haryana Government.

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Ongoing Projects

Several construction projects are in progress with the objective of linking the state of Haryana with other regions of the country. These initiatives are expected to bring substantial benefits to the residents of the area. Among the projects are efforts to enhance connectivity and infrastructure.

Project Name

Distance (in km)

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

72 km

Western Dedicated Freight Corridor 

506 km

Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor, in conjunction with KMP (Kundli-Manesar-Palwal)


Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)

Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Karnal (172.4 km)

The Union Ministry aims to complete around 100 developmental projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore in Haryana by December 2024. The data shared by the ministry suggests that 51 projects have been completed of 2200 km. 

Haryana Expressways

Moreover, 30 projects worth Rs 35k crore of 830 km are in progress. 19 projects worth Rs 20,000 crore are in the pipeline, and 14 of them are being prepared.

Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari, in June 2023, had announced 11 flyovers on the 24 km eight-lane stretch of the national highway from Delhi to Panipat and 34 km outer ring road (ORR) in Karnal at the cost of Rs 1700 crore.

There are almost 37 national highways of 3391 km underway across Haryana.

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Completed Projects

The state of Haryana has a vast road network. Apart from projects in the pipeline, several others have already been completed. It includes: 

  • The Bharatmala Project: Haryana’s six districts will benefit from the Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway. This expressway reduces the travel time from Delhi to Katra from 12-13 hours to 6 hours and Delhi to Amritsar from 7-8 hours to only 4 hours. The Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway will begin from Jhajjar and pass via Rohtak, Sonipat, Karnal, Jind and Kaithal before entering Punjab. 
  • The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway: This 135.6 km long expressway has benefitted at least 10 Haryana cities.
  • Eastern Peripheral Expressway: This 135 km expressway was completed last year. It starts from the KMP expressway at Kundli (Sonipat) and passes through Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Noida districts in UP and Faridabad district in Haryana before rejoining the KMP expressway near Dholagarh in Haryana’s Palwal.
  • Trans-Haryana Expressway: This six-lane expressway covers 227 km. Opened in August 2022, it provides smooth connectivity from north to south of Haryana.

How Do Construction of Expressways Benefit People?

The Trans-Haryana Expressway reduces the travel time between northern and western India. Furthermore, it eases the traffic congestion in the Delhi-NCR region. 

Haryana’s other expressway project in the pipeline aim to decongest all major cities by constructing expressways and bypasses connecting each district.

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