Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

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Overview:

Prime Minister will inaugurate the Sohna-Dausa stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Rajasthan's Dausa

H1About Delhi-Mumbai Expressway:

  • It will be India’s longest expressway with a length of 1,386 km. 
  • This expressway will reduce the travel distance between Delhi and Mumbai by 12 percent from 1,424 km to 1,242 km.
  • Travel time between Delhi Mumbai will be reduced from 24 hours to 12 hours.
  • It is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 98,000 crore by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • The expressway will pass through six states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra and connect major cities like Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara and Surat.
  • Features:
    • It is an 8-lane access-controlled Greenfield Expressway with scope for future expansion upto 12-lane expressway.
    • It is the first expressway in Asia and only the second in the world to feature animal overpasses to facilitate unrestricted movement of wildlife. 
    • It is the first expressway that is developed with a 21-meter median on principles of forgiving highways allowing inward expansion.
    • The expressway facilitates Rain Water Harvesting in 500m interval at over 2,000 plus water recharge points.
    • It will also have an automated traffic management system.

 


Q1) Which are the states through which Delhi-Mumbai Expressway passes?

It will pass through six states including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Source:  PM Modi unveils first leg of Delhi-Mumbai expressway today: Here are the details