As per Transport and Highways Ministry, the Delhi-Katra expressway is build at a cost of ₹98,000 crores. The 1,380 kilometres long Delhi Mumbai expressway is being the longest expressway in India.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar analyzed the development of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME). The DME covers the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Gadkari said, Delhi-Katra expressway will be launched in two years, to shorten the distance from 727 to 572 kilometres. So, reaching Katra from Delhi is six hours. Developing new roads from Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Dehradun and Delhi-Haridwar is ongoing, which will take two hours to reach there.
Delhi Mumbai Expressway will enhance connectivity between Delhi and Mumbai. Also, the expressway will connect the urban centres of Delhi through the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna sector of the corridor. As a result, it will propel to Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai through a spur in Mumbai.
The Delhi-Katra expressway passes through the six states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. As a result, DME will improve the connectivity to economic hubs like Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara. Surat will bring economic evolution to millions.
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