Work on Delhi-Mumbai expressway to begin from December: Nitin Gadkari

Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari today said the work on the proposed one-trillion rupees expressway connecting Delhi with Mumbai will begin from December and will be completed within three years.
Talking to reporters near Mumbai, Mr. Gadkari, the expressway will stretch across the states covering two of the nation’s most backward districts, Mewat in Haryana and Dahod in Gujarat. The whole route will be Delhi-Gurugram-Mewat-Kota-Ratlam-Godhra-Vadodara-Surat-Dahisar -Mumbai, he added.
The minister said, the expressway will cut the travel time by half between the two metros from 24 hours to 12 hours for cars, and from 44 hours to 22-22 hours for trucks and the distance will come down from 1,450 to 1,250 km as well.
He said the biggest objective of the project is to decongest Delhi-NCR as with all the truck traffic which now pass through the outskirts of Delhi will ply past the already congested and polluted national capital.
On the Ganga clean-up, Mr. Gadkari, who also holds the water resources and Ganga rejuvenation portfolios, said already 80 per cent of clean-up is over and his ministry has collected Rs 250 crore from the public.

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