Gurugram-Mumbai Expressway to be Ready Within Three Years, Says Nitin Gadkari

Gurugram-Mumbai Expressway to be Ready Within Three Years, Says Nitin Gadkari

The Minister said that an eight-lane fully access-controlled Dwarka Expressway is being developed in four packages at an investment of Rs 9,500 crore.

Additionally, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is planning 10 projects to decongest Delhi, which together will cost around Rs 35,600 crore, Gadkari said.

In the next three years, the government will build a new expressway which will connect Gurugram with Mumbai, said Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari on Monday.

Addressing a media event in New Delhi today, Gadkari outlined major initiatives of his ministry for de-congestion of Delhi NCR. An ambitious scheme of developing Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways around Delhi was taken up, and the Eastern Peripheral Expressway will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the April 29.

The Union Minister said that a flyover would be constructed at a cost of about Rs 170 crore at Shankar Chowk on National Highway number 8 making way towards the Ambience Mall.

To speed up construction of the Delhi-Mumbai expressway, work will reportedly start at 40 different lcoations simultaneously.

The main motive is to bring development to the undeveloped regions and hinterland in the states of Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh to increase growth in commercial and industrial sectors and hence generating jobs.The project aims not only to just expand the existing pathways but to build new highways to bring symmetry.

Gadkari informed that work on signal free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to Airport has been awarded at a cost of 260 crore rupees. This project included land acquisition worth Rs 2,000 crore.

Gadkari also disclosed plans for Chambal Expressway which would be connected to the newly proposed Gurugram-Mumbai Expressway.

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