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From Blueprint to Reality – The Upcoming Expressways of India

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From Blueprint to Reality – The Upcoming Expressways of India

From GT Road, to Yamuna Expressway. Indian roads have changed a lot over the years, and that is why change is so constant. Each year, many projects are passed. Expressways are always one of these projects. Each year, millions of dollars are allocated to the construction of large multi-lane expressways. This information is vital to ensure that people can save time and money when traveling. We will be discussing Indian Expressways, which have made travel easier and more enjoyable.

India is a developing nation, as is its road network. India has the third-largest network of roads in the world. China and the USA are ranked second and first, respectively. The Indian Road network continues to grow rapidly, and India could soon surpass the United States and China for first place.

India's roads connect every city with the rest, via major roads, overpasses and expressways. All amenities such as SOS stations, Surveillance cameras and speed measurement, ambulances and police services will be provided on the new expressways. India could soon use the internetofthings concept to increase safety and convenience of road travel. Travel will be more efficient and safer if technology like artificial intelligence and big data is used.

India is putting more emphasis on making all things world-class. Expressways are currently the main focus. This focus is evident in both the existing and upcoming expressways. Here is a list containing some of the most spectacular Indian expressways and some upcoming projects.

What's an Expressway?

Expressways are roads that are specifically built for high-speed vehicles. These roads are controlled by ramps, which control entry and exit. To avoid any potential problems, this is necessary. An expressway includes a grade separation, ramps and elevated portions. Expressways in India typically have six to twelve lanes.

The Agra-Lucknow Expressway is the longest currently operational expressway in India, measuring 302 km.

Let's learn more about the Hitech Expressways that are coming to India.

Expressways of India

Travel enthusiasts, take the time to visit these expressways once they are fully operational. It is now time to learn about these expressways.

Dwarka Expressway

This expressway connects Kherki Daula Toll Plaza, Haryana, to Mahipalpur in Delhi. This expressway, which is 8-lanes long, has just boosted India's transport system. This expressway was built to reduce traffic on NH-8 which is used daily by nearly 3 lakh people. It spans 29.10 kilometers, with 18.9 km in Gurgaon and 10.1 km in Delhi. The expressway is equipped with an Intelligent Transport System (ITS that provides timely information about speed, slowdowns and traffic crashes as well as divertions, route changes and work zone areas. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), has also suggested a metro route along the expressway. This is currently being evaluated.

Project Cost – INR 8.662 Cr

Expressway length: 29.10km

No. If lanes – 8 plus one local lane

Completion deadline – 2022

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

The Bharatmala Paraiyojna includes the Delhi-Mumbai expressway. This expressway is part of phase 1, which has a length of approximately 1350 km. NHAI has a goal to complete this expressway by 2023. What is the most special thing about this expressway, you ask? This expressway will have trauma centers at every 100 kilometers. It will have 93 rest stops throughout the route. Creativity, innovation and creativity are at the top of their game. The sound of instrumental music will be used to prevent Indian wildlife being disturbed. The expressway will also have 12 helicopter pads between Delhi-Mumbai.

4 helipads at Dausa

6 helipads at Sawai Madhopur

2 in Kota

These helipads could be used to support medical operations and defense operations. The expressway will cover the distance from Mumbai to Delhi in 12.5 hours. This Expressway is the most innovative and hi-tech Indian expressway.

The project's total cost is Rs 15,000 crore.

Total project length: 1350 km

Lanes 8 – Expandable to 12 Speed Limit: 120 km/h

Date of completion: 2023

The expressway is owned by NHAI.

Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

Samruddhi Mahamarg or the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway will connect 390 rural areas with ten districts on a stretch of 701 kilometers. It will link Nagpur, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhiwandi and Aurangabad to connect Nagpur, Nagpur, Kalyan, Shirdi and Kalyan. It will cut travel time from Nagpur to Mumbai to just eight hours. It takes approximately 14-15 hours to travel between Nagpur and Mumbai, and vice versa. It is one of the highways of the country, and it has a speed limit of 150 km/hr. Although the expressway was scheduled to open in 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), has delayed it.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 55,000 crores.

Project length: 701 km

Lanes: 6 lanes

The completion date for this project is December 2021. (Delayed)

MSRDC is the highway authority

Ganga Expressway

The Ganga Expressway, a 6-lane highway project that connects Meerut's NH 334 with the Prayagraj bypass on NH 2, is a six-lane highway venture. The expressway will reduce travel time between Meerut and Prayagraj by reducing it from 12 hours to 6. It starts in Meerut's Bijoli Village and ends in Prayagraj’s Judapur Dandu Village. The major cities that will be covered include Prayagraj and Unnao as well as Sambhal, Meerut and Chandausi. It will be India's longest highway when completed.

This must be the most popular expressway in India.

Project cost total: Rs. 40,000 crores

The project's length is 594 km

Lanes: 6; can be extended up to 8

This expressway is owned by the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority.

Completion date: 2024

Bangalore-Chennai Expressway

It is a major expressway that has been built in southern India. The expressway connects Bangalore and Chennai, capital cities in two central-southern Indian States. This stretch links Hoskote & Bangarpet, Palamaner and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh with Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. It covers 260 km. The new route will reduce the distance by 50 km and allow vehicles to travel at 120 km per hour.

The project's total cost is Rs 17,000 crore.

Total Project Length: 260.85 km

Lanes: 4 can be extended to 8

The deadline for completion has not been set yet.

This expressway is managed by NHAI.

Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway

It is approximately 650 km long. It links Delhi's Bahadurgarh with Jammu & Kashmir's Katra. Nokadar and Gurdaspur will be among the cities that are covered. The four-lane expressway promotes religious tourism by linking two holy Sikh and Hindu towns, Mata Vaishno Devi Temple and Golden Temple. The expressway has facilities like trauma centers for emergencies, ambulances on-call, nearby fire departments and recreation centers, traffic cops, bus hangars truck stops and diners.

Phase 1 project cost: Rs. 25,000 crore

Project length: 650 km (approx. ),

Length of the main expressway: 550km (approx.

Lanes: 4 can be extended up to 8

Date of completion: October 20,23

It is headed by the National Highway Authority of India.

Ahmedabad Dholera Expressway

Although the Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressway was approved in 2010, it was not approved until 2019. This expressway, which is four lanes long, connects Sarkhej's Sardar Pavel Ring Road to Navagam’s Dholera International Airport. It links to the Dholera Special Investment Zone. In 2020, the land purchase was made for this expressway that runs 109 kilometers as part of the Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project. The expressway is being built by Sadbhav Engineering and GVH India as well as DRA Infracon.

The project total cost is approximately Rs 3,000 crores

The project's total length is 109.019 km.

Lanes: 4 lanes

March 2023 is the date of completion

The NHAI is responsible.

EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) is the project model.

Bundelkhand Expressway

Bundelkhand Expressway, a 4-lane expressway connecting the villages of Gonda in Etawah, is a 4-lane expressway. It aims to link Bundelkhand with the Delhi NCR via Yamuna Expressway. It's a 296-kilometer, access-controlled expressway at a cost estimated to be Rs 14,716 crores.

The project total cost is Rs 14,716 crores.

Total project length: 296.070 km

Lanes: 4 – Expandable to 6

The completion date for this project is 2022.


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