Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sohna-Dausa stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway on 4 February. Know the complete details of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will see speed
Sohna-Dausa stretch It is the first section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Its length is 225 kilometers. This section connects Sohna in Haryana to Dausa in Rajasthan. The length of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is 1386 km. It is the longest expressway in the country so far. Its foundation stone was laid by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on 9 March 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the first section on 4 February.
The vehicle can run at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour on the expressway. This expressway currently has eight lanes but it can be converted into 12 lanes if needed. Through this, the distance between Delhi and Mumbai will decrease. In just 12 hours, the country’s capital Delhi can be reached by the financial capital. When you leave Delhi for Mumbai on this expressway at six o’clock in the evening, you will be in Mayanagari at six o’clock in the morning.
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Will pass through five states
This expressway passes through five states of the country. That is, after Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. About 15 thousand hectares of land have been used in these five states from Delhi to Mumbai. The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will improve connectivity between cities like Jaipur, Ajmer, Kishangarh, Kota, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bhopal, Ujjain, Ahmedabad, Indore, Surat and Vadodara.
Cost and Modern Amenities
The target is to complete all the work on this expressway, built at the cost of about 1,00,000 crores, in December this year. Various facilities have been provided along the expressway. For example, hotels, ATMs, food courts, Burger King, Subway, McDonald’s, retail shops, fuel stations, and charging stations at 93 places. For the convenience of accident victims, trauma centers and helipads have also been made at every 100 km.
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway has also been made environment-friendly. About 20 lakh trees are being planted. Here both solar energy and the state grid will be used.
Heavy vehicles will run on electricity
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had said in the Lok Sabha that there is a plan to develop a part of this expressway as an e-highway (electric highway), where trucks and buses will be able to run at a speed of 120 km per hour. This will reduce the logistics cost by up to 70%. Heavy vehicles will run on electricity instead of diesel. Out of 8 lanes in the entire expressway, 4 separate lanes will be for electric vehicles.
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