The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will halve the travel time between these two cities.
The first phase of this expressway has been opened for the general public.
Its maximum permissible speed is 120 kilometers per hour.
Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: The first phase of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 February. The length of this expressway is about 1300 kilometers and after 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 travel time from Gurugram to Jaipur has been reduced by about 2 hours. This expressway is going to become an example in terms of connectivity. This is expected to give tremendous mileage to the industrial development of the country.
Actually, this expressway will also be connected to various industrial points. As per the proposal, it will connect the 93rd Gati Shakti Economic Nodes. Not only this, 8 major airports of the country will also be connected to it through link roads. It will start from Delhi and till Mumbai it will cover a total of 6 states. Meanwhile, 8 major airports will come in its way. According to reports, it will be connected to New Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Mumbai airports. Not only this, 2 new airports, Jewar and Navi Mumbai are also to be connected to it. Permission has been granted to connect Jewar Airport with Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
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what will be the profit
The connectivity of major airports with the expressway will go a long way in boosting the economy. This will not only make it easier for people to reach the airport, but also will provide strong support to the logistics industry. Economic activities will accelerate due to 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 such expressway in India where trauma centers and helipads will be available at every 100 km. 12 helipads are to be made in Rajasthan alone. Similarly, in other states also helipads will be made near the expressway and in case of emergency they will be used for airlift. Many trauma centers will also be set up around this. Equally, EV charging stations for electric vehicles, food courts and restaurants will also be built for food and drink. This is the only second such expressway in the world where a separate way will be made 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. 121 billion rupees have been spent in the construction of the first phase. There is also a plan to lay optical fiber parallel to this. More than 50 lakh workers have got employment opportunity due to this construction. There is a toll of Rs 500 for cars and Rs 805 for commercial vehicles on this expressway. A total of 90 exit points will be found on this entire route. This expressway is being constructed under Bharatmala, an ambitious project of the Government of India.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 21, 2023, 14:38 IST