INDIA. Delhi: In a recent development, Pm Modi will give a green signal to the first stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway today at 3 pm. The new highway will allow people to travel from Delhi to Jaipur in just 2.5-3 hours from the current 5 hours, whereas Delhi to Mumbai will be reduced from 24 hours to 12 hours. The new time-saving route is from Sohna to Dausa, covering 246 km, about 1,380 km long Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
The latest highway was constructed with a budget of ₹12,150 crore, boosting economic development. It will cut down travel timing hence increasing productivity.
As per the official reports by the PMO, “The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be India’s longest expressway with a length of 1,386 km. This expressway will reduce the travel distance between Delhi and Mumbai by 12 per cent from 1,424 km to 1,242 km, and the travel time will be reduced by 50 per cent from 24 hours to 12 hours ”.
The multipurpose highway will pass through six states Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra and will work as an adjournment point to major cities like Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara and Surat.
This new highway is developed in a 21-meter median on principles of forgiving highways allowing inward expansion, the latest version of constructing an expressway. The new roadways will include Rain Water Harvesting in 500m intervals and 2,000 plus water recharge points, as per reports.
Above all of this is an automated traffic management system. This will also have a lane access-controlled Greenfield Expressway with additional scope for future expansion up to 12-lane Expressway. This highway will allow in the Utility lines, including Optical Fiber Cables, Pipelines and solar power generation.
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