The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will halve the travel time between these two cities.
The first phase of this expressway has been opened to the general public.
Its maximum permitted speed is 120 kilometers per hour.
Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Delhi-Mumbai expressway on February 12. The length of this expressway is approximately 1,300 kilometers and upon completion it will almost halve the current time taken to cover the distance from Delhi to Mumbai. The maximum speed of this expressway will be 120 kilometers per hour. In the first phase, the journey time from Gurugram to Jaipur has been reduced by about 2 hours. This fast track is going to become an example in terms of connectivity. This is expected to give a huge boost to the country’s industrial development.
In fact, this highway will also be connected to several industrial points. According to the proposal, it will connect the 93 economic nodes of Gati Shakti. Not only this, 8 major airports in the country will also be connected via link roads. It will start from Delhi and to Mumbai will cover a total of 6 states. Meanwhile, 8 major airports will stand in your way. It will reportedly be connected to airports in New Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Mumbai. Not just this, 2 new airports, Jewar and Navi Mumbai will also be connected. Permission has been granted to connect the Jewar airport with the Delhi-Mumbai expressway.
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what will be the profit
The connectivity of the main airports with the motorway will go a long way in boosting the economy. This will not only make it easier for people to get to the airport, but also provide strong support to the logistics industry. Economic activities will accelerate due to the movement of goods without any hindrance. This project is expected to be completed by next year.
Its first phase was recently inaugurated. (twitter.com/PMOIndia)
What are the other features of the expressway?
This is the first highway of its kind in India where trauma centers and helipads will be available every 100 km. 12 helipads will be built in Rajasthan alone. Similarly, in other states helipads will also be built near the highway and in case of emergency they will be used for air transportation. Many trauma centers will also be established around this. Likewise, charging stations for electric vehicles, food courts and restaurants for food and drink will also be built. This is the only second highway of its kind in the world where a separate lane will be created for animals to cross the road.
Some important things related to the project.
The government estimates that the construction of the Delhi-Mumbai expressway will cost around Rs 1 lakh crore. Rs 121 billion has been spent on the construction of the first phase. There is also a plan to lay fiber optics parallel to it. More than 50 lakh workers have employment opportunity due to this construction. There is a toll of Rs 500 for cars and Rs 805 for commercial vehicles on this highway. Throughout this route there will be a total of 90 exit points. This highway is being built under Bharatmala, an ambitious project of the Government of India.
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FIRST POSTED: Feb 21, 2023 2:38 p.m. IST