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PM Modi To Inaugurate First Section Of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Sunday

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 246-km Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot Expressway section, which is expected to reduce travel time from New Delhi to Jaipur from five hours to three and a half.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 246-km Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway on Sunday, with the new stretch set to reduce the travel time from the national capital to Jaipur from five hours to around three and a half hours.
     
Developed at a cost of more than Rs 12,150 crore, this first completed section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will provide a major boost to the economic development of the entire region, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
     
Modi will launch road development projects worth more than Rs 18,100 crore from Dausa.
     
The PMO said Modi's emphasis on the building of excellent road infrastructure as an engine of growth, development, and connectivity in "New India" is being realised by the construction of several ongoing world-class expressways across the country.
     
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be India's longest with a length of 1,386 km. It will reduce travel distance between Delhi and Mumbai by 12 per cent, from 1,424 km to 1,242 km, while the travel time will be cut by 50 per cent, from the current 24 hours to 12 hours, it said.
     
The expressway will pass through six states Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, and connect major cities like Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara, and Surat.
     
It will also serve 93 PM Gati Shakti Economic Nodes, 13 ports, eight major airports, and eight multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs) along with spurs to new upcoming greenfield airports such as Jewar Airport, Navi Mumbai Airport, and JNPT port.
     
It will have a catalytic impact on the developmental trajectory of all adjoining regions, thus contributing in a major way to the economic transformation of the country, the PMO said.
     
During the programme, Modi will also lay the foundation stone of 247 km of national highway projects to be developed at a cost of more than Rs 5,940 crore.

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