Transport Ministry in talks with one foreign firm for Delhi-Jaipur electric highway: Gadkari

PTIUpdated: Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:22 AM IST
article-image
While reviewing the progress of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) at Dausa, in Rajasthan, Gadkari said like electric railway engines, buses and trucks will also be powered by electricity./ Representational image of union minister Nitin Gadkari |

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that his ministry is in talks with a foreign company to construct an electric highway from Delhi to Jaipur.

While reviewing the progress of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) at Dausa, in Rajasthan, Gadkari said like electric railway engines, buses and trucks will also be powered by electricity.

"It is my dream to build an electric highway from Delhi to Jaipur. It is still a proposed project. We are in discussion with a foreign company," he said. Gadkari said as a transport minister, he has taken a resolution to bring an end to use of petrol and diesel in the country.

Gadkari on Thursday reviewed the progress of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which is expected to halve the commute time between the national capital and the financial hub from nearly 24 hours to 12 hours.

The eight-lane expressway will cover Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Know your rights: Development initiatives and schemes for women entrepreneurs

Know your rights: Development initiatives and schemes for women entrepreneurs

Will Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde reduce stamp duty on property?

Will Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde reduce stamp duty on property?

Concessional custom duty on edible oil import extended till March 2023

Concessional custom duty on edible oil import extended till March 2023

Finance Ministry to organise special campaign to deepen financial inclusion across India

Finance Ministry to organise special campaign to deepen financial inclusion across India

The role of International Business degree in career growth

The role of International Business degree in career growth