Delhi-Katra expressway to be launched in 2 years, says Nitin Gadkari | Latest News India


Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday reviewed the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) overlaying the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Addressing media in Sohna, Gadkari mentioned, “Delhi-Katra expressway will be launched in two years, to reduce the distance from 727 to 572 kilometres, you will reach Katra from Delhi in six hours. We are also working on new roads from Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Dehradun and Delhi-Haridwar, to take you there in two hours.”

As per the official launch by the Transport and Highways Ministry, the expressway is being developed at a value of 98,000 crores. The 1,380 kilometres lengthy Delhi Mumbai expressway will be the longest expressway in India.

It will improve connectivity between Delhi and Mumbai. The expressway will join the city centres of Delhi by way of the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna part of the hall together with a spur to Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai by way of a spur in Mumbai.

In addition, the expressway which passes by way of the six states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra will enhance the connectivity to financial hubs like Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat bringing financial prosperity to tens of millions.

Delhi Mumbai Expressway, envisaged underneath the imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister’s ‘New India’, was kick-started in 2018 with the muse stone being laid on March 9, 2019. Out of the 1,380 kilometres, contracts for greater than 1,200 kilometres have already been awarded and is underneath progress.

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