Delhi-Mumbai highway : The Sohna-Dausa portion of the Delhi-Mumbai highway will open today, connecting Delhi and Jaipur in three hours.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the Sohna-Dausa section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. The segment is expected to reopen to traffic on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is due to open the first stretch of the high-profile Delhi-Mumbai motorway on Sunday. The existing travel time of 5 hours would be reduced to 2.5 to 3 hours after the Sohna (Haryana)-Dausa (Rajasthan) stretch is opened to traffic on Tuesday.
Here are five facts regarding the expressway's Sohna-Dausa section:
- The distance between Sohna and Dausa is 246 kilometres, while the complete Delhi-Mumbai Expressway connecting India’s two biggest cities would be 1,380 kilometres.
- The Sohna-Dausa section would serve as an alternative to the congested Delhi-Jaipur Expressway.
- The Sohna-Dausa segment cost more than Rs. 12,150 crore to build.
- The Sohna-Dausa route will traverse 160 kilometres in Haryana, passing through the districts of Gurugram, Palwal, and Nuh. It will include 11 villages in the Gurugram district, seven in Palwal, and 47 in the Nuh district.
- From DND to Jaitpur, Jaitpur to Ballabhgarh, and Ballabhgarh to Sohna, this section will be directly connected to the Mumbai-Delhi Expressway.
This section of the motorway, like the rest of it, is an eight-lane access-controlled motorway that can be expanded to 12 lanes in the future depending on traffic.
Records of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
- 2.5km 4-lane length PQC laid in 24 hours, breaking the world record for the most PQC laid.
2. 50km single lane length, setting a world record for the most dense bitumen placed in 100 hours.
3. This highway will be Asia’s first to include safe lanes for animal movement.