Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will reduce the travelling time from 24 hours to 13 hours between two cities


Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday laid the foundation stone of the expressway which will be constructed between Delhi and Mumbai. The administration plans to finish the ₹90,000 crore project by the year 2022. 

The 1,320 km-long Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai highway will reduce the travelling time from 24 hours to 13 hours. The proposed highway aims to decongest the busy NH-8 and it will shorten 150 km distance between the two cities. 

The Delhi-Mumbai highway will pass through remote areas and nearly 15,000 hectares land will be acquired. Gadkari along with Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj launched several other projects including eight-lane access controlled Dwarka Expressway.

Gadkari further informed that the Delhi-Mumbai expressway will be environmentally friendly. More than 20 lakh trees will be planted along with the installation of rainwater conservation every 500 meters. The contract for the first phase of this project – to construct 148.5 of the expressway - has already been given.

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The contract for construction another 400 km of the expressway will be given this month while the contract for the remaining will be given in the coming six months. 

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