The government is planning a new express highway connecting Delhi and Mumbai at a cost of Rs 1 lakh crore, Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari said. The government has also decided to build Chambal expressway that will be connected to the Delhi-Mumbai expressway. The Chambal expressway will also touch states like Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
“A sum of Rs 1 lakh crore will be spent on this expressway… A total of ten projects are underway costing Rs 35,600 crore to decongest Delhi, NCR,” the statement said.
About 40,000 commercial vehicles enter Delhi on a daily basis, which cause pollution and congestion in the city state, Gadkari, who is also holding the portfolio of water resources and Ganga rejuvenation, said in the statement.