Nitin Gadkari on a two-day visit personally reviewed the work in progress on the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME). The transport minister also carried out a speed test run on the expressway in the Kia Carnival.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on friday made an announcement that the Indian Government is constructing India’s longest highway and it will be prepared and ready to use by March of 2023. The highway comes at a whopping cost of ₹ 98,000 crores. The highway will subsequently bring down the travelling time between the two cities by almost 12 hours. Apart from examining the progress, Gadkari also carried out a speed test on the expressway in the Kia Carnival.
Nitin Gadkari ’s Youtube channel uploaded video highlight from his visit to the site.
Another video of the minister cruising at a speed of 170 kmph surfaced. In the video, he is listening about the work done and examining the construction work with officials. The driver throttled and in a matter of few seconds the vehicle (Kia Carnival) was topping at a speed of 170 kmph. As the highway is not open to the public so the test run was safe to perform.
The expressway is of 1,380kms, passing through 6 Indian States. The states include – Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Connecting through Delhi’s urban centers Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna section corridor. The expressway has eight lanes and extends upto twelve lanes in some parts. Out of eight lanes, four are for for electric vehicles. Out of the 1,380kms contracts for more than 1,200kms have already been awarded and are under progress.
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