Delhi - Mumbai Expressway To Fetch Rs 1,500 Crore Per Month As Toll RevenueDelhi - Mumbai Expressway under construction in Madhya Pradesh (@nitin_gadkari/Twitter)

Union minister for road and transport Nitin Gadkari said that Delhi-Mumbai Expressway would fetch toll revenue of up to Rs 1,500 crore every month.

“Once, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is completed and opened for the public, the government will get at least Rs 1,000-1,500 crore as toll revenues every month,” Gadkari said in an interview with news agency PTI.

Regarding the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the minister said that the organisation is on a strong footing. He noted its toll income would rise to Rs 1.40 lakh crore per year from the current toll income of Rs 40,000 crore, reports Hindustan Times.

Being developed at Rs 98,000 crores, the 1,380 km long Delhi Mumbai Expressway (DME) will be the longest in India.

It will enhance connectivity between National Capital, Delhi and Financial Capital, Mumbai.

The expressway will connect the urban centres of Delhi through the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna section of the corridor along with a spur to Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai through a spur in Mumbai.

This greenfield expressway is expected to halve the commute time between Delhi and Mumbai from nearly 24 hours to 12 hours and shorten the distance by 130 km.

One other unique aspect of the Delhi Mumbai Expressway is the setting up 94-way side amenities (WSA) to improve user convenience and safety along the corridor.

Wayside amenities will house petrol pumps, motels, rest areas, restaurants and shops. These Wayside amenities will also have helipads for increasing connectivity and evacuating people in case of medical emergencies.

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