Big announcement regarding Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, you will be shocked to hear
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday, the ministry is constructing five greenfield expressways, which will benefit Madhya Pradesh. He said, the construction of one of these Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be completed by about December. With the construction of this highway, one can travel from Delhi to Mumbai by road in just 12 hours.
Nitin Gadkari said this while inaugurating/laying the foundation stone of seven road projects with a total length of 204.81 km costing Rs 2443.89 crore in Rewa district at Barsaita village in the district. During this, he also inaugurated a 2.82 kilometer long tunnel built at a cost of Rs 1004 crore in Mohania Valley on the Rewa-Sidhi National Highway.
He said, along with the development of agriculture, industrial development should also take place. For this, water, energy, transport and communication are necessary. That’s why we (central government) are building five greenfield expressways. Union Minister Gadkari further said, you will be able to go from Delhi to Mumbai in just 12 hours. The construction of this highway will be completed by December. This expressway costing one lakh crore rupees and is 1,382 kilometer long.
He said that this highway will be very useful for Madhya Pradesh. Nitin Gadkari said, along with this, the work of Atal Progress Highway will also start soon. This highway was earlier known as Chambal Express Highway. He said, this Atal Progress-Way with a cost of Rs 15,000 crore will be 415 km long and will pass through backward areas of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Its length will be 306 km in Madhya Pradesh, 37 km in Uttar Pradesh and 72 km in Rajasthan.
Nitin Gadkari said, this expressway will be found on the Delhi-Mumbai highway going from Etawah to Bhind, Morena and Kota (Rajasthan) along the Chambal river, which will be very useful for the development of Madhya Pradesh. He said, I am sure that this expressway will be connected to Bundelkhand Expressway and Lucknow-Agra Expressway in Etawah and it will be connected to Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Kota.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh was also present during this program. Nitin Gadkari said that logistic parks and industrial areas should be developed near these five expressways. He said, a new 687 km long six-lane highway is going to be built from Indore to Hyderabad, which will be ready by 2024. He announced to complete all the incomplete links of Narmada Parikrama Path on the demand of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Also said that all road transport related proposals of the state will be approved. He said that India will become a huge economic power under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh will contribute significantly in that.