Union Highway and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Friday that the government is building the longest highway in the world, namely the Delhi-Mumbai Express highway.
Speaking at the event, Gadkari said: “The highway will be 1,380 km long and will go to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), but now we are also planning to take it to Nariman Point.”
According to him, the project will end in March 2022 and India will have the largest highway in the world.
Before, it used to take around 48 hours to cover the distance between Mumbai and Delhi by truck and 24 to 26 hours by car. But now, it will only take about 18-20 hours to cover the distance between Delhi and Mumbai by truck and 12-13 hours by car, Gadkari added.
He said: “This road crosses from the tribal districts of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, it will be a development for the areas and it will create many employment opportunities for the people.
The expressway will connect the urban centers of Delhi via the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna section of the corridor along with a spur to Jewar airport and the Jawaharlal Nehru port to Mumbai via a spur in Mumbai.
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