Skip to comments.Delhi-Mumbai Super Expressway to enable commuters to travel to and fro in 12 hours
Posted on 04/29/2018 1:54:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Good news for travellers, the road distance between Delhi and Mumbai take very less time, thanks to the new project announced by the Central Government. Reportedly, the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry is gearing up to build a super expressway to connect the two major cities of India, which would allow commuters to finish the 1,400 km long journey within 12 hours!
According to news reports, the project will be wrapped up in 4 phases. Meanwhile, work has started on the first and last stretches of the expressway, i.e., between Delhi and Jaipur as well as Vadodara and Mumbai.
"In the first phase, Delhi will be connected to Jaipur and Vadodara to Mumbai via super expressways. We plan to construct expressways from Jaipur to Kota in Rajasthan and further Kota to Vadodara. This will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai to less than 12 hours as compared to nearly 24 hours at present," Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
After the completion of this project, the commuters will be able to reach Delhi from Mumbai and vice-versa faster than trains, claim the officials. For now, Rajdhani Express covers the distance between the two cities in 16 hours.
As per NHAI officials, the construction of Delhi-Jaipur expressway (225 km approximate), which is worth INR 16,000 crore, is scheduled to be over within 15 months. The authorities are in the process of acquiring the land for the project. The new highway would begin from the border of Gurugram and finish at the Jaipur Ring Road. News has it that this would be the second advanced cement and concrete highway in India after the Mumbai-Pune expressway.
Currently, the duration by road between Delhi and Jaipur is over six hours, which has a maximum speed limit of 90 km per hour for passenger vehicles. The new expressway will be access-controlled that would help in maintaining consistent high speed. Sources said these expressways will have a speed limit of around 150 km per hour to achieve the claimed time limit.
Once this expressway is completed, it would reduce the distance between Jaipur and Delhi by 40 km, and commuters will be able to finish their journey in 2 hours. Moreover, these projects would enhance transport infrastructure and vehicular movement along NH8, which is a very congested entry route to Delhi.
The government also has plans to construct Vadodara-Mumbai expressway which would cost around INR 44,000 crore and would reduce the travel time to less than 3 hours.
Other expressway projects approved by the government are: Ahmedabad-Dholera, Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Amritsar-Katra. Kanpur-Lucknow and Chennai-Bengaluru. Phase 1 of Delhi-Meerut expressway is expected to open on April 15, 2018. Even the eastern peripheral expressway in Delhi is scheduled to open on the same date. Both these projects are important in order to decongest Delhi by reducing the vehicular load by 50 percent.
According to statement given by Nitin Gadkari, the western peripheral expressway will also be thrown open two months after the above projects open. This will connect Delhi with north Indian cities like Amritsar, Dehradun and Katra via expressways.
The roads, reportedly, will be access-controlled and ensure high speed of traffic. Besides, the government is also quickening the work on Char Dham road in Uttarakhand. The project will provide round-the-year connectivity between prominent shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri . The 12,000-crore project is due for completion by March 2019.
150 kph = about 93 mph
1 crore = 10,000,000
Have you seen what the majority who are even able to buy a car in India buy? I wouldn’t want to travel high speed in them, and suspect they aren’t even capable of high speeds. This is effectively for the wealthy who drive imported cars that are large by their standards.
...and suspect they arent even capable of high speeds.
The newest Tata Nano has a claimed top speed of 105 km/hr from the 624cc two cylinder motor putting out 38 hp at 5500 rpm.
Here’s Jay Leno “road” testing a 2012 Nano (It’s not street legal in the US, so he isn’t actually driving on public roads.)
Isn't this desert country with sand storms and all that ?
Who'd wann'a suck up a bucket of sand into their brand new Maserati ?
I’ve said for quite a few years that there are well over a billion people in India and a similar population in China. And most of them would love to be driving. Oil will get continuously more scarce sooner or later. Nations are only feinting at wars over it so far, but that will intensify, too.
A project like this is very good and an economical blessing throughout the route. That’s take 1.
Take 2 is it becomes a crime ridden trap for travelers complete with roadblocks by thieves, murderers and of course the police for shakedowns. Kinda like driving from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.
Woo-hoo! A whopping 65.244 mph flat out, Tata’s really rockin’ now. Autobahn here they come.
There is a desert in india but the majority of the country is not
Thanx, I didn’t really know.
Have you seen what the majority who are even able to buy a car in India buy? I wouldnt want to travel high speed in them, and suspect they arent even capable of high speeds. This is effectively for the wealthy who drive imported cars that are large by their standards.
Seems to me that a high speed rail system would make more sense. Maybe one will be built along side the expressway.
This is a North-South route that would link the two richest & populous cities in India as well as connecting the national Capital of Delhi with the Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea seaport of Mumbai (Bombay till 1995). Can’t help but wonder if this is, at least in part, a reaction to China’s driving ambition to make the ancient ‘Silk Route’ from the Mediterranean Sea to Beijing new and fully usable. Enhancing maritime assets makes good sense for India as they are ‘locked out’ to the North by Pakistan and China, historically uneasy neighbors.
Haven't you seen the commercial? One of the oil companies is trying to make gasoline out of algae. "Pond Scum" will take on a whole new meaning.
I think pollution is much more a concern in these places than the price or scarcity of oil; think of the smog situations in Denver or LA, and imagine that with so many more people.
Alternative power sources are inevitable (even if some time off) because of the billions in Asia; without repressive governments keeping them down, they’ll ALL want to drive...
Other populous countries simply do not have great roads in quantity outside of Western Europe.
Making this project a true transportation corridor, with pathways for freight rail, passenger rail, trucking, pipeline and the highway. If they are going to disrupt the population then do it right.
Average speed of ~73 MPH for the 12-hr trip. That’s with zero time for potty breaks...
Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn....
I went from Washington DC to Chicago and Averaged 74 MPH.
That was with one speeding ticket and two bathroom breaks.
Hey, TSR! Sound familiar?
Some buck-grabbing idiocies never really die...
Here's a vegetation map of India
Except for the north-west, the bulk of the land is green
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