Delhi-Dehradun Travel Time Will Reduce By 60% Due To This Rs 8500 Cr Expressway!
Road transportation has gradually increased over the years with improvement in connectivity between cities, towns, and villages in the country. Spanning across the nation, with a total of 5.89 million kilometers (km), the road network in India is the second-largest in the world. Highway construction in India increased at 17.00% CAGR between FY16-FY21. And notably, despite pandemic and lockdown, India has constructed 13,298 km of highways in FY21.
And according to the latest news, India’s road-building engine is not going to stop anytime soon
PM Modi to lay a foundation stone of 7 projects worth Rs.18000
Very soon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of eleven projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore. One of these seven projects is the Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor. This particular corridor is being built with an aim of enhancing road connectivity and providing clean drinking water to the people of Uttarakhand.
As per the official note released by the Prime Minister’s Office, the work of the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun) is underway at a cost of around Rs 8300 crore.
The economic corridor will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut, and Baraut. – This project is expected to boost the economy of the state as it will give employment to many people of Uttarakhand. Road connectivity will increase tourism and reduce the traffic issues in Dehradun.
How will this new corridor boost the region?
According to sources, the development of this corridor will significantly reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to around two-and-a-half hours. The economic corridor will have arrangements for rainwater harvesting at intervals of 500 meters and over 400 water recharge points.
This corridor will have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 km) for unrestricted wildlife movement. It will also pass through a 340-meter long tunnel near DatKaali temple, Dehradun, which will help reduce the impact on wildlife. It should be noted that multiple animal passes have been provided in the Ganeshpur-Dehradun section for avoiding animal-vehicle collisions.
It will facilitate larger connectedness between economically important production and consumption centers. It will also generate ample direct and indirect employment opportunities.
With this, in the project-covered areas tourism will also get a huge impetus. It will contribute to the all-around development of the states.