The $13 billion project will eventually reduce the travel time between the two stops to 12 hours.
NEW DELHI: India has started the first stretch of the longest expressway connecting New Delhi and Mumbai, kicking off a series of infrastructure projects to catch up with geopolitical rival China.
The ambitious $13 billion plan will cut travel time between the two largest US cities in half to 12 hours, India is the fastest-growing economy in the world and will soon be recognized as the most famous country, “Welcome to the Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Road,” read a sign on one of the new four-lane roads. The total length of the route is 1386 km, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the 246 km stretch between the capital and Rajasthan’s tourist city, Jaipur, He added: “India’s Growth Panda” investment in railways, roads, metros, and airports is crucial to accelerate the country’s growth, attract more investment and create new jobs.
Inauguration of Phase I of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Impact on inter-city travel time
Inauguration of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: The 1,380-km eight-lane expressway, which passes through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat, cuts the journey between the cities to just 12 hours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the road between Delhi and Mumbai on February 12. The 246-km section of Delhi-Dosa-Lalsot will be opened to the public, reducing travel time from the capital to Jaipur from 5 hours to about 3 hours.
Pictures of the new Delhi-Mumbai roads are soon to be released on the internet. Commuting between the two cities is expected with this toll road, cutting travel time in half from more than 24 hours to around 12 hours.
On the other hand, the 1,380 km 8-lane road will serve more cities along the route and reduce travel time. Roads, Roads, and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had earlier said that the Sehna-Duse link would ensure “a two-hour journey between Delhi and Jaipur”.
Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the 246 km road connecting Delhi and Mumbai to Dosa, Rajasthan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the 246-km Delhi-Dusar-Larsut section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Rajasthan’s Dausan. The Prime Minister pressed a button on the remote control to announce the opening of the Delhi-Dosa-Larsut section.
Modi said that the Delhi-Mumbai road is India’s first example of development.
The Delhi-Mumbai road and the Western Special Transport Corridor will be the two pillars of the development of Rajasthan and the region,” the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Modi also laid the foundation stone and launched the National Highway Project estimated at over 1810 crores.
Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Social Affairs Minister VK Singh, and Union Minister Gajendra Singh joined other leaders on stage at the event.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Groth and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Hatter discussed the program through a video link.
Khater prepared the program at a function held in Noh district, while Gehlot followed the program from the chief minister’s office in Jaipur.
The 246 km Delhi-Dausa-Ras Shiyar section of Delhi-Mumbai was constructed at a cost of Rs.12,150.
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