The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) in India has invited bidders to apply for the contract to build a cloverleaf interchange to connect two busy highways.

Under the plans, the new cloverleaf interchange will connect the Yamuna Expressway and Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE).

The integration is aimed at strengthening connectivity to the proposed Jewar International Airport in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The proposed tender for the project includes installation of ramps and loops at the interchange where the EPE crosses over to the Yamuna Expressway.

The project is expected to involve an investment of Rs840m ($12m) and is likely to become operational in 18 months after construction begins.

Once operational, the interchange will is intended to increase the ease of travelling from Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna city to Kundli, Ghaziabad and Palwal.

It is also intended to improve driving from Meerut, Moradabad and Faridabad, as well as Palwal-Manesar to the Jewar airport.

YEIDA CEO Arunvir Singh told The New Indian Express: “Fifty-seven hectares of land has been handed over to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for the interchange. The project will be implemented on EPC (engineering-procurement-construction) basis.

“The NHAI will fund the project and it has also provided the design layout of the interchange.

“The interchange will have four loops and eight ramps.”

“The final design will be sent to IIT-Delhi for vetting before construction starts. The interchange will have four loops and eight ramps.

“While the loops will provide access to the Yamuna e-way and EPE, the ramps will provide access to the Yamuna city. It will come up at 91.87km from point zero on EPE and will join Yamuna Expressway at 9.5km from the zeropoint of Yamuna Expressway.”

The interchange will help commuters from Noida, Greater Noida and Delhi to avoid the 11km distance to Sirsa interchange at Bir Akbarpur from Yamuna Expressway to access the EPE.