Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a section of the Delhi-Mumbai expressway on Sunday. The 246-km Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway from Dausa in Rajasthan.
Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot Section: Developed At A Cost of More Than Rs 12,150 crore
Developed at a cost of more than Rs 12,150 crore, Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Expressway is expected to provide a major boost to the economic development of the entire region, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
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Prime Minister Modi launched road development projects worth more than ₹18,100 crore from Dausa. During the programme, Modi laid the foundation stone of 247 km of national highway projects which is to be developed at a cost of more than ₹5,940 crore.
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Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to be India’s Longest Expressway
Once completed, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be India’s longest with a length of 1,386 km. It will reduce the travel distance between Delhi and financial capital, Mumbai by 12 per cent, from 1,424 km to 1,242 km. The travel time will be cut by 50 per cent, from the current 24 hours to 12 hours.
The expressway will pass through six states, namely, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra and will connect major cities like Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara and Surat.
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