The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway happens to be among the most highly-awaited and keenly-anticipated mega infrastructure projects. In fact, it may not even be incorrect to construe that the said project is among the most ambitious in the long line of infrastructure projects in the country in the last half a decade. A modern parable in urban transportation, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway aims to cut down the distance between two of the most vital cogs of urban India to half (as compared to the present distance between the two in the current terms).
At the heart of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway lies the buoyant idea of speeding up the connectivity between two cities that are closely linked to the economic productivity of the country, regions that are aggressive contributors to the GDP growth of India.
And for quite some time now, one has wondered about the next big update about a project that stands to deliver handsomely on the infrastructural growth of India. So this brings us to the question of what is the latest development pertaining to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway?
To that end, it’s important to note that the keenly-awaited project may finally see the light of the day in just around a year. The Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, in his latest interaction with the media touched upon the robust infra project informing the country on the current development of the said project.
He assured that nearly 60 per cent of the 1,250 km long project has already been completed. But the real key transformation brought about by the Delhi-Mumbai expressway can be gauged by the fact that once rendered complete, all that it will take a person to access Delhi to Mumbai or the other way around will be no more than 12 hours (of time).
But implicit in his dialogue with the media were several updates regarding other key infrastructure projects that are deploying similar state-of-the-art technologies akin to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
The Maharashtra-bound minister emphasized that the current focus of the country where it comes to implementing milestone infrastructure projects is on green highway projects. On that note, it’s really important to note that the government has already invested a sum no fewer than 7 lakh crore in developing green highways across different parts of the country, whose end aim shall be upping the connectivity and urban mobility between divergent territories. At the same time, he also informed in his virtual address that one can expect to see the Delhi-Meerut Expressway in the course of the next couple of months.
If you are someone who’s based up north in the Delhi NCR territory, then it would be a common site to witness just how busy a route is the Delhi-to-Meerut journey. Soon enough, one can expect the travel time to come down between two cities that see a massive flow of traffic between the regions of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
Here’s what revered news platform Hindustan Times had to report in its elaboration of Shri Nitin Gadkari’s address:
The Delhi-Saharanpur-Dehradun project is also crucial and the minister promised that it would bring down travel time between Delhi and the capital city of Uttarakhand to just two hours. Projects to connect Delhi with Chandigarh and Delhi with Haridwar in two hours by car are also underway.