Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the first section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Delhi – Dausa – Lalsot to the nation on Sunday at Dhanwad in Dausa. After the inaugural ceremony Modi will address a public meeting which will be his fifth in the last five months in poll-bound Rajasthan.
The 246 km Delhi – Dausa – Lalsot section has been developed spending over Rs 12,150 crore. Its opening will reduce the travel time from Delhi to Jaipur from five hours to around three-and-half hours expected to provide a major boost to the economic development of the entire region.
Ahead of its inauguration Union Minister Nitin Gadkari visited the control room of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Sohna, Haryana on Sunday.
"State-of-the-art technology has been used in the control room for the safety of passengers and to help them in case of emergency," a tweet by the Union Minister read.
India’s longest expressway
As per government, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be India’s longest expressway with a length of 1,386 km. It will reduce the travel distance between Delhi and Mumbai from 1,424 km to 1,242 Km and travel time from 24 hours to 12 hours. It will pass through six states including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra, and connect major cities like Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara, and Surat. The Expressway will also serve 93 PM Gati Shakti Economic Nodes, 13 Ports, 8 Major Airports, and 8 multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs) along with spurs to new upcoming greenfield airports such as Jewar Airport, Navi Mumbai Airport, and JNPT port.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 247 kilometres of ational Highway projects to be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 5940 crore. This includes a 67-km four-lane spur road from Bandikui to Jaipur, a six-lane spur road from Kotputli to Baraodaneo and two-lane paved shoulder of Lalsot - Karauli section.
PM to address a public meeting
After the inaugural function PM will address a public meeting.
He is visiting Rajasthan frequently since September last year and reaching major vote banks. On September 30 he came to Abu Road in Sirohi, on October 1 visited Mangarh in Banswara. Both these areas are tribal-dominated. On January 28 he visited to Bhilwara for a religious function of the Gurjar community. Similarly, on February 5, he virtually addressed the youth at the concluding function of Jaipur Mahakhel and now will be visiting Dausa which is the Meena-Gurjar dominated belt .
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