Routes Identified Under the ExpresswayThe new expressway connecting Delhi and Mumbai is identified as an eight-lane expressway. Nitin Gadkari Minister for Road Transport and Highways told the media that the route for expressway would connect Delhi – Gurugram – Mewat – Kota – Ratlam – Godhra – Vadodra – Surat – Dahisar – Mumbai. The total length is estimated to be around 1320 kilometres, and a whopping 90,000 crores are set aside for the project. This also includes the 9,000 crores allocated for the new 29 kilometre Dwarka expressway, which will bypass Gurugram.
Harnessing the BenefitsThe best part of the Delhi–Mumbai expressway would be the 5-kilometre long tunnel that would connect it to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 3. Further, the expressway is also expected to have crossroad underpasses at strategic points to ensure efficient traffic management and ease of transportation. It is also expected to deliver benefits to the Manufacturing and Tourism Industries lying along the expressway’s route.
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