In Pictures | Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates first phase of Delhi-Mumbai expressway; here’s all you need to know and see
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, February 12, inaugurated a 246-km stretch of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, the Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section, which is set to reduce the travel time from the national capital to Jaipur from five hours to around three and a half hours.
The Prime Minister revealed that rural ‘haats’ are being developed around the expressway which will provide market opportunities to the local artisans, where they can sell their wares.
People who travel to Delhi for work can now come back to home in the evening after finishing their task,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the inauguration.
Here’s all the important details you need to know about the Expressway:
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is set to be the longest in India at 1,386 km.
The roadway is aimed at cutting down the distance between Delhi and Mumbai by 12%, from 1,424 km to 1,242 km.
Travel time is likely to be reduced by 50%, making a trip possible in 12 hours.
The Expressway will pass through six states – Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra – and connect the cities like Kota, Jaipur, Indore, Bhopal, Vadodara and Surat.
The project will have pathways to 93 PM Gati Shakti Economic Nodes, 13 ports, eight major airports and eight multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs).