New Delhi. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived on Thursday to inspect the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. He has informed that the expressway will be started in two years and passengers will be able to complete the journey from Delhi to Katra in just 6 hours. At the same time, he also talked about other roads. During this, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present with him. Apart from this, he also reached Rajasthan, where he spoke to journalists in Dausa. This expressway will cover Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
In Dausa, Union Minister Gadkari said, “By 2023-24, we have set a target of completing about 2500 km of road projects in Rajasthan at a cost of Rs 30,000 crore.” Speaking to reporters in Sohna, Union Minister Gadkari said, “Delhi-Katra Expressway will be launched in two years to reduce the distance from 727 to 572 km. You will be able to reach Katra from Delhi in 6 hours. We are also working on new roads from Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Dehradun and Delhi-Haridwar to take you there in 2 hours.’
Gadkari has also talked about bringing new horn system in the country soon. He said that now the tone of the horn is going to change in the vehicles. There will be freedom from the loud horn. He informed that horns with the sound of flute, sarangi etc. will be used.
Earlier, he had tweeted, ‘Inspected the expressway in Sohna, Haryana today under the two-day inspection program of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway with the Chief Minister of the state, Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar ji and the Union Minister of State, Mr. Rao Inderjit Singh ji. .’ The Union Minister had written, ‘Under this project in Haryana, a total of 160 km of road is to be constructed, in which the work of 130 km of road has been awarded. By connecting Haryana with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra, this expressway will bring economic prosperity and development in the state.
According to a government release issued by the Ministry of Transport and Highways, the development of the expressway is being done at a cost of Rs 98 thousand crore. The 1380 km long Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be the longest expressway in India. This will improve connectivity between Delhi and Mumbai. This expressway will pass through 6 states- Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Due to which connectivity with economic hubs like Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat will be better.
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway was started in 2018 under the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘New India’. Its foundation stone was laid on 9 March 2019. Contracts have already been awarded for 1200 km out of the total 1380 km. Simultaneously the work is in progress.
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