5 key projects to kick-start in Dwarka

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Delhi’s Dwarka area is set for a major transformation with one of the largest public parks in Delhi, and a 50-hectare sports facility that will feature a 30,000-seater stadium.

Spread over 51 acres, it will be DDA’s the first sports project to be developed on a public-private partnership. It will also have commercial facilities, including retail, hotel, hospitality, and office space. The ₹360-crore project, which will be ready by 2025, will be developed by Omaxe Limited, said officials associated with the project.

By 2025, however, at least five major projects — the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), the Dwarka Expressway, the Urban Extension Road-2, Bharat Vandana Park and a major sports facility — is expected to kick-start growth in the area and turn the hitherto insular area into one of the most important parts of the city.

The ₹25,703-crore IICC, being built in Dwarka’s Sector 25, houses office spaces, retail spaces and hotel rooms, apart from the exhibition halls and convention centre. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by early next year.

A 2km Metro corridor was built between Sector 21 and Section 25 at a cost of ₹300 crore, and is currently going through trial runs.

Two major road projects — the 29.1km-long Dwarka Expressway and 75.7km-long Urban Extension Road-2 (UER-2) — conceived in 2006-07, are also expected to be completed and fully functional by August 2023.

Spread over 220 acres of verdant greenery in Dwarka, the Bharat Vandana Park is being developed as a major tourist destination. DDA officials said it will be a one-of-its-kind park with an eco-forest zone, lakes, cultural and adventure sports facilities and a ‘Mini India’ park, which will have replicas of important monuments from different states. Reportedly, the ₹530-crore project is expected to be ready by August 2023.

The opening of DMRC’s first corridor between Dwarka and Barakhamba Road on December 31, 2005, led to a revival of the sub-city, and prevented it from becoming another Narela — where housing stock has been unsold for decades, largely due to the lack of transport connectivity.

The Metro corridor connects Dwarka Sector-21 with Noida City Centre and Vaishali in Ghaziabad. The 56.1km-long corridor with 50 stations is the busiest of Delhi’s Metro 14 corridors.