Work On 1386-Km Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Likely To Be Completed By December 2024
Newly-appointed secretary of the Road Transport and Highways Ministry, Anurag Jain, recently stated that the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is expected to be completed by December 2024.
Announced during a review meeting in Indore on Thursday (8 June), the 1,386-km-long Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, being developed at an estimated cost of over Rs 1 lakh crore, will be India’s longest expressway and one of the fastest to be built anywhere in the world.
The expressway passes through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
The expressway, once complete, would reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai to 12 hours from the present 24 hours and also cut the journey by 180 km (from 1,424 km to 1,242 km).
Vehicles would be able to run at a speed of 120 kmph on the road, Jain added.
The eight-lane access-controlled greenfield expressway has scope for expansion to a 12-lane expressway with a 21-metre median depending on the volume of traffic.
The Expressway will also serve 93 PM Gati Shakti economic nodes, 13 ports, 8 major airports and 8 multi-modal logistics parks along with spurs to new upcoming greenfield airports such as Jewar Airport, Navi Mumbai Airport and JNPT port.
Earlier on 12 Feb 2023, the 246-km-long first leg of Delhi-Mumbai expressway between between Sohna in Haryana and Dausa in Rajasthan was opened to traffic.
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