New Gurgaon-Mum­bai e-way to be ready in 3 years: Gad­kari

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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.

In­dranil Das

Gurgaon MP Rao In­der­jit Singh (L) with Union min­is­ter Nitin Gad­kari at an event or­gan­ised by TOI

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