Drive from Delhi to Mumbai in Just 12 Hours with the New Delhi - Mumbai Expressway

As per the sources, the Union Government of India has announced the development of a new expressway that would connect Delhi to Mumbai and chip off the distance between the two metropolitan cities by nearly 150 kilometres, making it a mere 12 hours drive. Identified as a Greenfield Project, the expressway is being developed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheme Bharatmala Pariyojana. With the help of Bharatmala Pariyojana, the Government plans to lay 42,000 kilometres of economic corridors. The work for the new expressway is divided into five phases, and the project is expected to finish by 2023.

Routes Identified Under the Expressway

The 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 Benefits 

The 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.

With the foundation stones been laid for the project, what are your views about this new expressway? Share them in the comments below!

This post was published by Ashutosh Chandra

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