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Nitin Gadkari: Delhi-Mumbai Expressway work to begin from December 2018 Significance



Nitin Gadkari: Delhi-Mumbai Expressway work to begin from December 2018: Details, Features, Significance, Routes Highlights

Union Minister for Road Transport, Shipping and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has announced that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will start the construction of the proposed Mumbai-Delhi Expressway by December 2018. 

Mumbai-Delhi Expressway project is believed to be completed & ready for use in three years by 2021. It is to be built at a cost of about Rs 1 lakh crores. 

Mumbai-Delhi Expressway project first tender worth Rs 44,000 crore between Mumbai and Vadodara has already been floated. Recently, the second tender for the stretch between Delhi-Amritsar was also floated. The actual groundwork will start by December 10, 2018.  

By using the Mumbai-Delhi Expressway travelers would be able to reach Mumbai from Delhi or vise-versa within 12 hours, from the 24 hours taken at present.

Mumbai-Delhi Expressway project will connect India’s two most backward districts, Mewat (Haryana) and Dahod (Gujarat). It is expected to begin from Gurugram on the Delhi outskirts and run parallel to the existing highway up to Jaipur, from where it will turn eastwards to Rajasthan's Alwar and Ratlam in western Madhya Pradesh and then move westwards to Baroda. 

Mumbai-Delhi Expressway will develop the locality in Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh and foster growth in these regions. 

Mumbai-Delhi Expressway whole route will be Delhi-Gurugram-Mewat-Kota-Ratlam-Godhra-Vadodara-Surat-Dahisar-Mumbai. As the expressway will pass through unexplored regions, land acquisition cost will also be reduced. 



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