Mumbai-Delhi greenfield expressway to cut distance by 220 km
New Delhi: Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the Mumbai-Delhi Greenfield Expressway would be extended to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). Earlier, there was a plan to make the expressway till Thane city.
As per information, the greenfield expressway will reduce the distance between Mumbai and Delhi by 220 kilometers. The eight-lane greenfield expressway will be 1,275 kilometers long. There will also be a provision to extend to a twelve-lane expressway in future.
The highest permissible speed on the expressway will be 120 km per hour. The government has approved funds of about 7,000 crores for the construction of the expressway.
A network of 75-way side amenities is also planned on either side of the expressways at an interval of 50 kilometers. Gadkari also informed that the cost of the project was also increased by about Rs 5,801 crore.
“The annual plan for national highway works in Maharashtra was approved for Rs 2,727 crore. I got it enhanced to Rs 5,801 crore, which will improve and develop 1,035 km of national highways in the state,” Gadkari said.