Commuting between Delhi and Dehradun may soon become much faster. Travel time between both the cities might reduce by almost four hours. Reports suggest that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that his ministry has approved the new Delhi-Dehradun expressway. This expressway will see an investment of INR 13000 cr. The expressway will have a range of features including 10 elevated roads causing the distance between the two destinations to be only 2.5 hours as opposed to 6.5 hours.
The expressway will be functional in two years
It will begin operations in two years with work already in progress. It will be the country’s first highway that will constitute a 12 km elevated corridor for wildlife protection. The speed limit on the expressway will be set at a minimum speed of 100 km/hour. At a distance of every 25-30 km on the expressway, there will be amenities available to enhance the experience of the commuters. Further, the construction of the expressway may significantly boost tourism in Uttarakhand and improve the economy of the region. Additionally, the region from Akshardham in Delhi to Dehradun will be divided into four different sections for the implementation of the project.