New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the country's largest expressway. After inaugurating the first phase of the expressway from Dausa, PM Modi also addressed the program. PM Modi said that for the last 9 years we have been investing a lot on infrastructure. Rajasthan is going to get huge benefit of this investment.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the country’s largest expressway. After inaugurating the first phase of the expressway from Dausa, PM Modi also addressed the program. PM Modi said that for the last 9 years we have been investing a lot on infrastructure. Rajasthan is going to get huge benefit of this investment.
PM Modi said that today I am very proud to dedicate the first phase of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to the nation. It is one of the largest and most modern expressways in the country. This is another grand picture of developed India. I congratulate the residents of Dausa and the countrymen. In this year’s budget, we have made a provision of Rs 10 lakh crore for infrastructure. This amount is five times the provisioned amount in 2014. Rajasthan is going to benefit a lot from this investment.
“Progress of the country gets momentum”
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone and inaugurated road projects worth more than Rs 18,100 crore in Dausa. He said that when such modern roads, modern railway stations, railway tracks, metro and airports are built, then the country’s progress gains momentum. Investment on infrastructure attracts even more investment. The central government is also continuously making huge investments on infrastructure.
Tourism will increase further in Rajasthan
The PM further said that the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor are going to become two strong pillars of the progress of Rajasthan and the country. These projects are going to change the picture of this entire region including Rajasthan in the coming times. He said that this modern connectivity will also benefit many tourist places like Sariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo and Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Ajmer. Rajasthan has already been attractive for tourists from the country and abroad, now its attraction will increase further.
India’s longest expressway
The Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is 246 km long, developed at a cost of over Rs 12,150 crore. With the commissioning of this section, the travel time from Delhi to Jaipur will be reduced from five hours to about three and a half hours. The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be the longest expressway in India, with a total length of 1,386 km.
With its construction, the travel distance between Delhi and Mumbai will be reduced by 12 percent. There will also be a reduction of 50 percent in the travel time. Earlier, where the journey used to take 24 hours, now it will take 12 hours. This expressway (Delhi Mumbai Expressway) will pass through six states – Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.