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PM Modi Inaugurates India’s largest Delhi-Mumbai Expressway


Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 246-kilometer Sohna-Dausa-Lalsot stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway on Sunday, which will reduce travel time between Delhi and Jaipur from 5-6 hours to 3.5-4 hours. On Tuesday, the stretch will be open to the public. According to the PMO, Modi’s emphasis on excellent road infrastructure as an engine of growth, development, and connectivity in “New India” is being realized through the ongoing construction of a number of world-class motorways across the country. With a length of 1,386 kilometers, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be India’s longest. 

It will cut the travel distance between Delhi and Mumbai by 12%, from 1,424 km to 1,242 km, and the travel time by 50%, from 24 hours to 12 hours, according to the company. The motorway will connect major cities such as Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara, and Surat while passing through six states including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

Key Highlights on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

  • PM Modi Inaugurates first phase of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Dausa.
  • The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is 1386 kilometers long.
  • It will reduce the travel time by 50% from 24 hours to 12 hours. 
  • It will cut the travel distance between Delhi and Mumbai by 12%, from 1,424 km to 1,242 km.
  • The expressway will connect Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara, and Surat.
  • It will pass through six states including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Inauguration: PM Modi’s Speech

PM Modi described the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway as a “gorgeous picture” of developing India, calling it “pragati ki aadhunik path” (the modern road to development).

“The travel time between Delhi and Jaipur will now be cut to half, from 5 to 6 hours. Consider how much time this project has saved you. People who work and do business in Delhi or who travel frequently can now return in the evening. “Goods-transporting trucks and tempos will not have to spend the entire day on the road,” he said.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: All Stretches Explained

The Delhi – Mumbai Expressway is a, 1350 km long, 8- lane wide( expandable to 12- lane) under- construction access- controlled  thruway connecting India’s  public capital New Delhi with its  fiscal capital Mumbai. Foundation gravestone of the design was laid by union minister Nitin Gadkari in presence of Sushma Swaraj & Arun Jaitley on 8 March 2019. The total design value including the land accession cost is around ₹ 13.1 billion. A fresh 31 km long spur will also be constructed by the NHAI from Noida International Airport in Jewar to Sector- 65, Faridabad on this thruway.  

Thruway will Reduce Trip Time

Originally, the  thruway will be 8- lane wide with the greenfield- alignment route in backward areas, which will reduce the current 24 hours trip time to 12 hours. Land for a fresh four lanes shall be reserved in the middle of the road for unborn expansion, along with the space for serviceability, colony and public transport on both sides. This  thruway, along with Western devoted Freight Corridor (Western DFC) will be a vital backbone of the Delhi- Mumbai Industrial Corridor.

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The ambitious design, which aims to connect five crucial states of India, from Gujarat to Maharashtra, is envisaged as an engineering  phenomenon. With wayside amenities ranging from charging stations for electric vehicles, pads, trauma centers, and devoted lanes for electric vehicles, it’s also Asia’s first trace to have beast interchanges and wildlife crossings. It also has SOS stations every two km to seek backing in case of accident or other extremities. 

Cities Connected with Sohna Dausa Stretch

The opening of the Sohna- Dausa stretch will connect Haryana’s Gurugram, Sohna, Nooh, Mewat, and Rajasthan’s Alwar, and Dausa, to the mega  thruway. The Delhi- Dausa stretch has eight entry and exit points. With a top speed of 120 kmph for all vehicles, the track can save nearly 300 million liters of energy and 800 million kilograms of Co2 emigration every time. The entire trace has automatic risk cells, and the risk duty will be  subtracted only formally- it’ll be calculated from the moment one enters the trace to the time they exit. The risk duty for the 220- km-long Delhi- Jaipur trip is Rs 70 rupees, which comes to 35 paise per kilometer. 

How can Accidents be Reduced on the Road? 

Now if we talk about the Expressway, then due to the over speeding of the vehicles, thousands of accidents take place everyday. Low quality materials used in vehicles provide them low safety ratings, resulting in multiple number of casualties with each accident. Even after spending billions of rupees, we cannot protect our own life. It is because we have started to rely upon science and technology and have forgotten to worship God based on the Holy Scriptures

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FAQs about Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

1 What is the length of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway?

1386 KM. 

2 Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will pass through which major cities? 

Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara, and Surat.

3 Which Expressway is longest in India?

After its completion Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be the longest Expressway of India. 

4 Delhi-Mumbai Expressway passes through which States?

Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

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