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Government plans Delhi-Mumbai expressway at Rs 1 lakh crore cost

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.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 17, 2018 1:22:45 am
Business news, Delhi-Mumbai expressway, Nitin Gadkari, national highway, Chambal expressway, indian express The government has also decided to build Chambal expressway that will be connected to the Delhi-Mumbai expressway. (Representative Photo)

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.

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