The DND Flyway or Delhi–Noida Direct Flyway is an eight-laned 9.2 km (5.7 mi) long  access controlled expressway which connects Delhi to Noida, an important part of NCR. The Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL), promoted by IL&FS operate and maintains it on build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis. The expressway, which was opened to public in 2001 was constructed by Mitsui Marubeni Corporation Limited.
|Delhi–Noida Direct Flyway |
(दिल्ली नोएडा डाइरेक्ट फ्लाईवे)
|Maintained by Noida Toll Bridge Co. Ltd.|
|Length||9.2 km (5.7 mi)|
|Existed||7 February 2001–present|
|West end||Maharani Bagh, Delhi|
|East end||Sector 15A, Noida|
|States||Delhi and Uttar Pradesh|
|Major cities||New Delhi and Noida|
DND Flyway grew out of a need to bridge the growing population of Delhi with its neighboring places across the Yamuna river. A major portion of Delhi's population lives in the Trans-Yamuna area and there was a need to build a major connecting facility between the areas growing on both sides of the Yamuna. The project was the precursor to the National Highway Development Project and was approved by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Government of India & Government of UP. The EPC contract was based on the World Bank's international competitive procedure. An MoU was signed in 1992 between Government of Delhi, NOIDA Authority and IL&FS, led by Ministry of Urban Development (now MoHUA). But till 1996, nothing happened on the project.
In April 1996, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) called Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) was incorporated for this job, which is also the first 'Toll company' to be listed in National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). The concession agreement was made for 30 years i.e. from 2001 to 2031. Pradeep Puri, a retired IAS officer is the present Vice-Chairman of NTBCL who was its President & CEO from 1997 to 2010. As of 2018, around 73% share of the company is owned by the public.
The project included the construction of a flyover at Ashram Chowk which was handed over to the Delhi Public Works Department (PWD) for maintenance. A 552.5 meter bridge over the Yamuna river was constructed at a cost of ₹4.08 billion (US$57.2 million) and the project was inaugurated four months ahead of schedule on 7 February 2001 by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Rajnath Singh. NTBCL in 2006, started the construction of an extension to link 'Mayur Vihar' with DND Flyway which was opened to traffic on 19 January 2008.
The DND Flyway was constructed by Mitsui Marubeni Corporation Limited, a Japanese consortium between Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation. It connects Maharani Bagh & Nizamuddin on western side to Noida and Mayur Vihar on the eastern side of the Yamuna river. It has grade separated Trumpet interchange on Delhi end and Cloverleaf interchange on Noida end which is further connected to the Noida–Greater Noida Expressway. Denmark based Kampsax International was tasked with surveying, mapping & providing geographic information for the project.
The Allahabad High Court had on 26 October 2016, ordered that no toll would be collected from the commuters on the DND Flyway. Later the Supreme Court of India on 13 July 2018, maintained that no tax will be levied on for now. The court was hearing a plea filed by the NTBCL against an Allahabad HC order.
The following table lists the exits in Noida and Delhi.
|Uttar Pradesh||Sector 15A, Noida||Noida Film City, Sector 14 & 14A, Sector 15 & 15A, Sector 16, Sector 18, Sector 22, Sector 37, Sector 44|
|Delhi||Mayur Vihar||Mayur Vihar, New Ashok Nagar, Patparganj, Vasundhara Enclave|
|Delhi||Maharani Bagh||AIIMS, Ashram, Lajpat Nagar, Maharani Bagh, New Friends Colony|
|Delhi||Nizamuddin||Delhi Zoo, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Pragati Maidan, ISBT Sarai Kale Khan|
- "DND Flyway". DND Flyway. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- "Never tried to defend the agreement as perfect: NTBCL".
- "At long last, Ashram Chowk breathes easy". The Tribune, Chandigarh, India. 31 October 2001. Retrieved 12 January 2008.
- "'Noida jinx' to keep Akhilesh Yadav away from PM event".
- "Noida Toll Bridge firm plans to float public issue". Indian Express. 7 October 1999. Retrieved 12 January 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "About Us". www.dndflyway.com. Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2008.
- "Noida Toll Bridge Co - 3rd Quarter Results". www.citywire.co.uk. Retrieved 12 January 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "DND Flyway".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to DND Flyway.|