Where the aviation industry has already made our lives simpler by connecting Delhi-Mumbai with flights at super-cheap fares, the road and transportation ministry of India has another idea altogether.
What’s The Buzz?
Already working on approximately more than 700 highway projects, NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) has a new pet project that will connect Mumbai-Delhi by road! Construction will begin by March this year, and eventually this will be the longest expressway in India running across five states – Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.
The best part? This project will reduce the traveling time between the two cities from 25 hours to 12.5 hours.
What Should You know?
To construct India’s longest expressway, the government has acquired 12,000 hectares of land. This expressway will be a signal-free access-controlled corridor connecting Delhi to Mumbai while passing through the five states, and is estimated to cost INR 1 lakh crore approximately.
Owing to the grandness of this project the NHAI has decided to divide the project into two different phases, each to be handled by different contractors. The project is estimated to be completed by March 2022.
What We Think
The road and transportation ministry is working hard to enhance the network among the states and we’re excited about all the future prospects. This massive project would mean covering a really long distance in just half the time it takes presently, making this a surefire winner in our books.