Delhi-Dehradun Expressway, February 18: Travellers are soon expected to travel from Delhi to Dehradun in a far less time then it takes now as the Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari claims that his ministry has approved the new Delhi-Dehradun exressway which will cut the travel time by almost four hours.

This plan will require an estimate investment of INR 13,000 crore. As claimed by the minister, this proposed expressway would contain 10 elevated roads with the help of which the arrival time will be reduced from 6.5 hours to 2.5 hours. As per the reports, this expressway will be operational in nearly 2 years from now.

The Transport Ministry added that the work for this plan is currently under progress. He also claims that this will be India’s first highway that will feature a 12 km elevated corridor for the wildlife protection.

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Cutting the travel distance of 20 km, this plan will reduce the travel time for the travellers with the minimum offered speed of 100km/hour.

As mentioned above, the expressway will have 10 elevated roads, and a 12 km long elevated corridor in order to protect the wildlife.

Making travelling easy, the expressway will have various amenities at a distance of every 25-30 km to enhance the travel experience of the commuters.

To extent the highway use, closed toll mechanism will be adopted to enable pay toll. This stretch is divided into four sections for the implementation of the project.

Making travel easy this expressway will be boost tourism in Uttarakhand. This will also help improve the economy of the region. The stretch of the expressway will be from Akshardham in Delhi to Dehradun. 

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