Delhi-Mumbai Expressway inauguration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Rajasthan's Dausa. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation various development projects worth over Rs 18,100 crore.
"Studies show investment on infra brings in further investments," said PM Modi as he inaugurated the first phase of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
"Prime Minister's emphasis on the building of excellent road infrastructure as an engine of growth, development and connectivity in New India, is being realised by the construction of a number of ongoing world-class Expressways across the country. One such important project is Delhi Mumbai Expressway, whose first completed section, Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot, was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
READ about some salient features/ relevance of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway:
- The 246 km Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi Mumbai Expressway has been developed at a cost of more than Rs 12,150 crore.
- This operationalization of this section will reduce the travel time from Delhi to Jaipur from 5 hours to around 3.5 hours and provide a major boost to the economic development of the entire region.
- Delhi Mumbai Expressway will be India's longest expressway with a length of 1,386 km.
- It will reduce travel distance between Delhi and Mumbai by 12 per cent from 1,424 km to 1,242 Km and travel time will be reduced by 50 per cent from 24 hours to 12 hours.
- The Expressway will have a catalytic impact in the developmental trajectory of all adjoining regions, thus contributing in a major way in the economic transformation of the country.
- This includes a 67 km long four-lane spur road from Bandikui to Jaipur to be developed at a cost of more than Rs 2,000 crore, a six-lane spur road from Kotputli to Baraodaneo, to be developed at a cost of about Rs 3775 crore and a two-lane paved shoulder of Lalsot-Karoli section, being developed at a cost of about Rs 150 crore.
How many states Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will cover:
It will pass through six states of 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.
During the programme today, Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 247 kilometres of National Highway projects to be developed at the cost of more than Rs 5940 crore.2 lakh people to reach Dausa for PM Modi's public address: Rajasthan BJP state president Satish Poonia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rajasthan's Dausa district to inaugurate the Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, on Sunday. Rajasthan BJP State President Satish Poonia and BJP Leader reached the event site and inspected the preparations on Saturday. Regarding this, the BJP has made full efforts for the preparation, and around two lakh people are expected to reach Dausa, said Bharatiya Janata Party State President Satish Poonia in a press conference on Saturday. The BJP leaders have invited people from every village and district to attend the Prime Minister's programme.
BJP state president Satish Poonia and BJP leader Arun Singh held a press conference on Saturday at the inauguration site by the Prime Minister. BJP state president Poonia said that this is the biggest express highway in the world which has been built with special technology. He claimed that people from all over the world are coming to see it."Even Japan has inspected the express highway to know about this technology. This express highway is very important for Rajasthan and the Prime Minister has given a big gift to the people of Rajasthan," he added.
(With agencies inputs)