Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 246-km Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot part of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway from Dausa in Rajasthan on Sunday, with the brand new stretch set to scale back the journey time from the nationwide capital to Jaipur from 5 hours to round three and a half hours.
Modi pressed the button of a distant to mark the opening of the Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot part.
Developed at a price of greater than ₹12,150 crore, this primary accomplished part of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will present a serious enhance to the financial improvement of all the area, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) mentioned.
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Modi launched highway improvement initiatives value greater than ₹18,100 crore from Dausa. During the programme, Modi laid the inspiration stone of 247 km of nationwide freeway initiatives to be developed at a price of greater than ₹5,940 crore.
According to the PMO, Modi’s emphasis on the constructing of wonderful highway infrastructure as an engine of development, improvement and connectivity in “New India” is being realised by the development of various ongoing world-class expressways throughout the nation.
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway might be India’s longest with a size of 1,386 km. It will scale back the journey distance between Delhi and Mumbai by 12 per cent, from 1,424 km to 1,242 km, whereas the journey time might be lower by 50 per cent, from the present 24 hours to 12 hours, it mentioned.
The expressway will cross by six states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra and join main cities like Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara and Surat.
It can even serve 93 PM Gati Shakti Economic Nodes, 13 ports, eight main airports and eight multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs) together with spurs to new upcoming greenfield airports corresponding to Jewar Airport, Navi Mumbai Airport and JNPT port.
Union highway transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, Union MoS VK Singh, Union minister Gajendra Singh and different leaders had been current on the stage on the operate. Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal khattar addressed the programme by a video hyperlink.
While Gehlot joined the programme from the chief minister’s residence in Jaipur, Khattar addressed the programme from a operate held in Nuh district.
(With inputs from PTI)