Delhi-Dehradun expressway approved. Travel time 3 hours, minimum speed 100 kmph

The Delhi-Dehradun expressway will be the first expressway in India to have a 12 km long elevated corridor for protecting wildlife.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Written By : Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 12 Feb 2021, 10:24 AM
Representational Image: The Delhi-Dehradun expressway will have a minimum driving speed of 100 kmph. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@nitingadkari)
Representational Image: The Delhi-Dehradun expressway will have a minimum driving speed of 100 kmph. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@nitingadkari)
Representational Image: The Delhi-Dehradun expressway will have a minimum driving speed of 100 kmph. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@nitingadkari)
Representational Image: The Delhi-Dehradun expressway will have a minimum driving speed of 100 kmph. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@nitingadkari)

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Thursday that his ministry has approved a new Delhi-Dehradun expressway worth 13,000 crore. As per the minister, the expressway would have 10 elevated roads and it will also reduce the travel time between the two cities to just 3-3.15 hours. The expressway will stretch around 210 km when completed.

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Here are the key highlights of the upcoming Delhi-Dehradun expressway:

  • The expressway will have a minimum driving speed of 100 kmph.
  • It will reduce the current distance between the cities from 235 km to 210 km. Also, the travel time will significantly decrease from 6.5 hours to 3 hours.
  • It will be the first expressway in India to have a 12 km long elevated corridor for protecting wildlife.
  • Wayside amenities will be placed every 25-30 km for maximum convenience and better experience for the commuters.
  • It is going to feature a closed toll mechanism to enable pay toll only to the extent of highway used.
  • It is expected to improve the economy of the region and boost tourism in Uttarakhand.



First Published Date: 12 Feb 2021, 10:10 AM IST
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