New Delhi. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government plans to complete construction of 3 out of 22 expressways and green corridors in 3 years. It also includes the major Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Gadkari said that under these 22 projects, there are plans to complete construction of 7,500 km of new expressways and corridors by 2024-25 for Rs 3.10 lakh crore. Gadkari said that our plan is to complete the construction of the major project Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in three years. Its work will be done in package 51.
Work has started on 18 of these. This will be the longest 1,320 km expressway in the country. With the construction of this expressway from Delhi to Mumbai in 13 hours, the travel time from Delhi to Mumbai will be reduced from 24 hours to 13 hours. Gadkari said that six of these projects are 2,250 km expressways, which will cost Rs 1.45 lakh crore for construction. The remaining 16 are new corridors. Under this, 5,250 km of projects will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.65 lakh crore. The minister said that in addition to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, projects in Trans Rajasthan and Trans Haryana will be completed in the next 3 years.