Soon, commute from Mumbai to Delhi in just 12 hours by road

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari informed about the Delhi-Mumbai Highway and the construction for it will commence in December this year

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced that the first phase for the construction of Delhi-Mumbai highway will be initiated at the end of this year. With this infrastructural development, the commute between the national capital and Mumbai will be completed in just 12 hours by road.

Talking to the media in Uran near Mumbai, the Union Minister said that the process for land acquisition has begun and the construction will begin in December. The construction will be completed in the next two and a half years. 

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Earlier in April, the government announced this project and the Delhi-Mumbai highway was to be constructed in parallel to National Highway 8 (NH 8). However, due to the high cost of the land acquisition, this plan was dropped and it was decided to map the highway on the east side.

Gadkari also talked about water connectivity projects in the state. He further added that water connectivity from Thane to Vasai-Virar will be completed under the first phase of Sagarmala project and ₹1200 crore have been allocated.

Expressing his discontent over the rejection of ‘Ampibious Bus’ services, Gadkari said that the bus service would have been beneficial for tourism business.

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