Author: Pradeep ChauhanDate Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:01 PM (IST)Date Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:01 PM (IST)
New Delhi, Jagran Digital Desk. Delhi-Mumbai Highway: There is good news for drivers traveling from Delhi-NCR to Mumbai. In fact, vehicles will soon be seen filling up on the Bombay highway in Delhi. About 70 percent of the Delhi-Mumbai highway project works have been completed. With the commissioning of this highway, the road to get to Mumbai from Delhi will be easier.
Recently, the Minister of Road and Highway Transport, Nitin Gadkari, shared information about the completion of the Delhi-Mumbai highway project. In fact, the Delhi-Mumbai highway consists of eight lanes. It is expected to increase from four to 12 lanes in the future. For this an average of 21 meters wide is being made. As traffic pressure increases, the freeway can be easily widened by reducing the average.
development of these six states
The Delhi-Mumbai highway was scheduled to be built during 2018 to reduce the distance from the national capital Delhi to Mumbai and improve the connectivity of both. Work began the following year in 2019. This will not only prove to be a milestone in increasing connectivity between the national capital Delhi and the financial capital Mumbai, but will accelerate development not only in Delhi and Maharashtra, but also in Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
It will also connect the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna section of the corridor, as well as Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai via a short connectivity route. The highway will further improve connectivity with economic centers like Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat.
This will be the first expressway in Asia and the second in the world to have an overpass for animals to facilitate the movement of wildlife. There will also be two eight-lane tunnels. The first of these is being built four kilometers long from the bottom of the Mukundara shrine. The second tunnel will also be a four-kilometer-long tunnel in the Matheran eco-sensitive area. Apart from these, many facilities are being developed.
A look at the whole project
- A nine-kilometer stretch will pass through Delhi. Above that, a cost of Rs.1800 crores.
- A 160 km stretch will pass through Haryana. In addition, an expenditure of Rs 10.4 billion will be made.
- The 374 km stretch will pass through Rajasthan. 16.6 billion more.
- A 245 km stretch will pass through Madhya Pradesh. In addition, it will cost 11.1 billion rupees.
- A 423 km stretch will pass through Gujarat. 35.1 billion will be spent on this.
- The part of the highway in Maharashtra will be 171 km. 23 billion euros will be spent on this.
Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Specialties
- The journey between Delhi and Mumbai will take only 12 hours instead of 24 hours.
- Construction of the highway is expected to reduce the distance by 130 km.
- More than 32 million liters of fuel are expected to be saved each year.
- There will be an 85 million kilogram reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
- A deficit of 85 million kilograms is equivalent to planting 40 million trees.
- The idea of planting more than 40 lakh of seedlings on either side of the highway.
- Considering the water collection, there will be rainwater collection system every 500 meters.
- use of building materials
- More than 1.2 million tonnes of steel will be consumed in the construction of the motorway. This equates to the construction of 50 Howrah bridges.
- About 350 million cubic meters of land will be transferred, which is equivalent to the load of 40 million trucks.
- 8 million tons of cement will be consumed, which is about two percent of the country’s annual cement production capacity.
- Also job creation for thousands of trained civil engineers and more than 50 lakh working days.
70% of the project work has been completed
According to the project director of the National Highway Authority of India, 70% of the works on the Delhi-Mumbai highway have been completed. His specialty will be that it is being built taking into account each subject. Neither the fauna nor the fauna have any problem for its construction.
Where there is a shrine, a tunnel is being built beneath it. This will be the first eight-lane green access control highway in the country. People will travel the distance from Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours instead of 24 hours. From this it can be estimated how prosperous the country will be for its construction.
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Edited by: Pradeep Chauhan