Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar reviewed the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) covering the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Addressing the media in Sohna, Gadkari said, “Delhi-Katra expressway will be launched in two years, to reduce the distance from 727 to 572 kilometres, you will reach Katra from Delhi in six hours. We are also working on new roads from Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Dehradun and Delhi-Haridwar, to take you there in two hours.”
Union Road & Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress of Delhi-Mumbai expressway in Sohna, Haryana this morning; Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also present. pic.twitter.com/aYXuuDjMCa
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By 2023-24, we are aiming to complete road projects covering nearly 2,500 km worth Rs 30,000 crores in Rajasthan, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Dausa, Rajasthan as reported by ANI
As per the official release by the Transport and Highways Ministry, the expressway is being developed at a cost of Rs 98,000 crores. The 1,380 kilometres long Delhi Mumbai expressway will be the longest expressway in India.
It will enhance connectivity between Delhi and Mumbai. The expressway will connect the urban centres of Delhi through the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna section of the corridor along with a spur to Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai through a spur in Mumbai.