Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Road Trip from Mumbai to Delhi in Just 12 hours via new Express corridor

Road Trip from Mumbai to Delhi in Just 12 hours via new Express corridor

Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport and Highways Union Minister, will be reviewing the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) today and tomorrow (September 16-17). The complete expressway is planning to be completed by March 2023 will cover the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh,

As per an official release,

"Being developing at a cost of 98,000 Rs crores, the 1,380 kilometres long Mumbai Delhi expressway will be the longest expressway in India. It will enhance connectivity between Mumbai and Delhi. The express will connect the urban centre of Delhi through the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna segment of the passage along to Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai through a spur in Mumbai,"

Additionally, the expressway passes through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

To improve the connectivity to economic hubs like Chittorgarh, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Surat bringing economic prosperity to millions.

Road Trip from Mumbai to Delhi in Just 12 hours via New Express corridorImage Twitter: @nitin_gadkari

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Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Features

  • The new expressway is expecting to halve the commute time between Delhi and Mumbai from nearly 24 hours to 12 hours and shorten it by 130 km.
  • This will generate more than 320 million liters annual fuel savings and reduce CO2 emission by 850 million Kg, equal to the planted of 40 million trees.
  • The DME will have three animals and five overpasses with a combined length of 7 km dedicated for unencumbered wildlife movement.
  • The expressway will also include two iconic eight-lane tunnels that are a testament to the country's engineering prowess, one tunneling through Mukundra sanctuary without disturbing the endangered fauna in the region for 4 km,
  • And the second 4 km 8 lane tunnel will pass through the Matheran eco-sensitive zone.
  • The Vadodara - Delhi section has adopted a perpetual pavement design, which passes through rigid and regions. Pavement design has been adopted for the Mumbai – Vadodara section with high rainfall to increase the project's durability.
  • Delhi Mumbai Express has also created employment for thousands of engineers and more than 50 Lakh Man working per day.

One other unique thing about the Delhi Mumbai Expressway is the setting up 94-way side amenities to improve user comfort and safety along the passageway.

The amenities will house petrol pumps, hotels, shops, restaurants, and rest areas. These amenities will also have helipads to increasing connectivity and evacuate people in case of emergency.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway scheduled for completion

The two-section of the expressway, the Delhi – Dausa – Lalsot section, which is also part of the Delhi-Jaipur Express, and the Vadodara-Ankleshwar Segment, which connects Vadodara to the Bharuch economic hub, are likely to open for traffic by March 2022. The complete expressway is planning to be completed by March 2023.

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