Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved the construction of an interchange flyover on the Delhi-Vadodara Greenfield Expressway crossing near Bharatpur. The chief minister made this announcement in the Assembly.
The Delhi–Mumbai Expressway is 1,250 km-long controlled–access highway connecting the national capital Delhi with India’s commercial capital Mumbai. Under construction, the Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway has been included in this. The total cost of the project is expected to be Rs 1 lakh crore. It passes through the states of Haryana (80 km), Rajasthan (380 km), Madhya Pradesh (370 km), Gujarat (300 km) and Maharashtra (120 km).
NHAI approves Rajasthan government’s proposal
Rajasthan government had demanded the building of the interchange flyover on this greenfield expressway at Bharatpur. This would have boosted the local business and also helped in providing employment.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) approved the proposal of the Rajasthan government but put a condition that for building the interchange flyover, 25.82 hectares of land would be required. The Rajasthan government agreed to provide land for this purpose at its own expense.
The ambitious project has been designed as a 12-lane expressway with the greenfield-alignment route in backward areas. Initially, the expressway will be an 8-lane (four lanes in each direction) which will reduce the current 24 hours travel time to 12 hours.
Land for additional 4-lanes reserved in the middle of lanes for future development along with land reserved for utilities, plantation and public transport on both sides. This expressway, along with Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will be the vital backbone of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
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