Published on: September 20, 2021

MUMBAI – DELHI EXPRESS WAY

MUMBAI – DELHI EXPRESS WAY

Australia What is in news : Union Transport minister concluded review on Mumbai-Delhi expressway

Nairobi Details :

  • Will be the world’s longest highway once completed.
  • Expected to be completed by March 2023.
  • Length – 1380-km
  • Eight-lane expressway ( can be expanded to a 12-lane expressway depending on the volume of traffic )
  • Start – Haryana’s Sohna
  • End – Mira Bhayander near Mumbai.
  • Special Features:
    • Wayside amenities – resorts, restaurants, food courts, fuel stations, facilities for truckers, logistics parks.
    • A helicopter ambulance service for accident victims and a heliport, which will use drone services for business as well.
    • First in Asia and only the second in the world to feature animal overpasses to facilitate unrestricted movement of wildlife.
    • Include two iconic 8-lane tunnels, one tunneling through Mukundra sanctuary, Rajasthan and the second will pass through the Matheran eco-sensitive zone, Maharashtra.
    • Will improve connectivity to economic hubs like Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat.
    • Result in annual fuel savings of more than 320 million litres and reduce CO2 emissions. The project has also created employment for thousands.