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PM to inaugurate Delhi-Dasna Expressway on April 29

IANS  |  New Delhi 

for Road Transport and Highways Gadkari on Monday said Prime will inaugurate the Delhi-Dasna portion of the Delhi-Expressway on April 29.

Announcing the construction of a new highway alignment between and Mumbai, at an estimated cost of Rs 1 lakh crore, Gadkari also revealed a plan for "Chambal Expressway", which would be connected to the proposed Delhi-Expressway.

"The also disclosed plans for a Chambal Expressway which would be connected to Delhi-Expressway, and is likely to benefit states like and Rajasthan, where the backward areas will also shine like Gurugram," a ministry statement said.

Gadkari said that the Delhi-Expressway was envisaged to ease traffic and air pollution in east

"About 40,000 commercial vehicles enter on a daily basis, which causes increased pollution and congestion... Scheme of developing Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways around Delhi was taken up, and the will be inaugurated by on the 29th of this month," Gadkari said.

Gadkari also informed that a Rs 260-crore contract for constructing a signal-free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to the airport had already been awarded.

The Minister said that an eight-lane fully access-controlled is being developed in four packages at an investment of Rs 9,500 crore. Three packages have already been awarded and the work on the expressway is likely to start in a month's time.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 22:24 IST