Posted On : 25 Feb, 2020
NHAI confirmed new expressway that will take you Delhi to Dehradun in 2.5 hours.
An elevated expressway that will shorten the distance between Delhi and Dehradun from 250 Kms to 180 Kms has been approved by the center on Monday. NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) has given a presentation to Mr. Utpal Kumar Singh, Chief Secretary of Uttrakhand about the elevated expressway project that will be executed in three phases.
Now Delhi to Dehradun in 2.5 Hours
A communication from the office of Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat, CM Uttrakhand has confirmed that he met with Mr. S S Sandhu, Chairman, NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) in Dehradun. Mr. Rawat said that with the completion of the elevated expressway, the distance between Delhi and Dehradun can be covered in as little as two and a half hours.
Currently, it takes five to six hours of drive from Delhi to Dehradun and the existing road covers two cities passes through Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, and Roorkee and the new elevated road will touch Baghpat and Saharanpur.
Mr. Rawat termed the new project as a major initiative for boosting connectivity to the Himalayan state. He added that the elevated road will give a major flip to tourism and will prove to be a big factor in the state’s economic development.
As per the information made available from the office of chief secretary, the first phase of the expressway will be 31.2 Kms long which will connect Akshardham in Delhi and eastern peripheral expressway that will include the 18 Kms stretch of the elevated road. The total estimated cost of the first phase has been fixed at Rs. 3250 Crores.
The second phase of the new expressway, which will be the biggest among all the phases, will connect the eastern peripheral expressway and Saharanpur. The construction of the second phase of expressway with 118 Kms stretch is fixed at the cost of Rs. 4830 Crores.
The last phase of the expressway with a stretch of 20.7 Kms will connect Ganeshpur in Dehradun. This phase of the expressway will include the construction of a 1.8 Km long tunnel, an additional tunnel of 400 meters near Dehradun’s Daat Kali temple and an elevated road of 6.8 Kms.
As part of the mega task, a brand new tunnel at Mohand has additionally been proposed, the NHAI chairman informed Mr. Rawat. Mr. Sandhu said some a part of the proposed elevated expressway passes through neighboring UP and he requested the UP government to expedite the forest and wildlife clearances so that the development work of the expressway can begin soon.