Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to be completed in three years

17 Apr 2018 | By NewsBytes Desk

The new Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will take three years and about Rs. 1 lakh crore to complete, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

It will cut down the road distance between the two metro cities from the current 1,450km to about 1,250km, reducing the travel time by almost 7 hours, reported Times of India.

Here are the details.

In context: All about the new Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

17 Apr 2018Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to be completed in three years

DetailsAll you need to know

-The Expressway will pass through two of India's most underdeveloped districts - Haryana's Mewat and Gujarat's Dahod, providing them connectivity.

-The construction work will begin by December and is expected to be completed in the next three years.

-The route: Delhi-Gurgaon-Mewat-Kota-Ratlam-Godhra-Vadodra-Surat-Dahisar-Mumbai

-It will be a greenfield project also connecting the proposed Chambal Expressway and several other cities, including Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Ujjain and Ahmedabad.

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ReasonsWhy is it being constructed as a greenfield project?

With this Expressway, Gadkari has stood by his promise of focusing on greenfield projects instead of expanding existing highways primarily for two reasons:

-It will ensure less land-acquisition costs since the Expressway would pass through backward, underdeveloped areas.

-It will bring in investment, connectivity, employment and development to these remote regions.

PlansExpressway to help develop remote regions of Rajasthan, Haryana, MP

"This entire Expressway will bring development to the undeveloped regions and hinterland in Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh to spur growth and some backward areas will also shine like Gurugram," Gadkari said.

"Industrial and commercial development will generate jobs. We are now looking at building highways on new alignment rather than just expanding the existing stretches to decentralise development," he added.

Other projectsOther initiatives to decongest Delhi-NCR's vehicular traffic

Gadkari also announced 10 other projects worth Rs. 35,600 crore to better manage traffic in Delhi-NCR. Some of these include:

-Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways. The Eastern side will be inaugurated by PM Modi on April 29.

-Delhi-Meerut Expressway. Its Delhi-Dasna stretch will also be launched the same day by the PM.

-Signal-free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to Airport.

-Eight-lane fully access-controlled Dwarka Expressway.

What is the connectivity of Dwarka Expressway?

Asked on 17-04-2018 by Armaan Pandit
Answered by NewsBytes
Northern Peripheral Road or NH 248-BB, also known as 'Dwarka Expressway' is a 27.6 km long, under construction, 8-lane highway connecting Dwarka in Delhi to Gurgaon in Haryana.
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What are greenfield projects?

Asked on 17-04-2018 by Manoj Panchal
Answered by NewsBytes
Greenfield projects are those projects that are not constrained by prior work. They mostly involve construction on unused lands where there is not much requirement to remodel or demolish the already existing structures.
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