New Gurgaon-Mumbai e-way to be ready in 3 years: Gadkari
Gurgaon/New Delhi: The government will build a new expressway connecting Gurgaon with Mumbai and passing though the country’s two most backward districts — Mewat in Haryana and Dahod in Gujarat — in the next three years, highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday. The project would cost about Rs 60,000 crore, sources said.
The expressway will reduce the existing distance of 1,450 km by road to about 1,250 km and will bring down the travel time to about 12 hours.
Currently, it takes at least 24 hours to cover the stretch between Delhi and Mumbai on NH-8.
Speaking at a TOI event, “Give Gurgaon its Due”, Gadkari said work on this stretch would start by December and be completed in three years. The expressway will begin from Gurgaon’s Rajiv Chowk.
Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjit Singh (L) with Union minister Nitin Gadkari at an event organised by TOI