Travel From Delhi To Dehradun In 2.5 Hours On New Highway
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, said that his ministry has approved a new expressway which will decrease the distance between Delhi and Dehradun by 20 kilometres and travel time to 2.5 hours.
In the Union Budget for 2021-22, the Centre has allocated ?1.18 lakh crore for the construction of highways.
On 11th February 2021, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said that his ministry has approved a new 210-km Delhi-Dehradun expressway worth ?13,000 crores. The expressway will have 10 elevated roads. The road is expected to be operational in two years from now. The new expressway will decrease the distance between Delhi and Dehradun by 20 kilometres to 210km and the travel time will decrease to 2.5 hours from 6.5 hours now. It would permit a minimum speed of 100km/hour.
This will be the first expressway in India to have a 12km long elevated corridor to protect wildlife.At every 25-30km on the expressway, roadside amenities will be present for the convenience of commuters. The expressway is expected to give a boost to tourism and the economy of Uttarakhand.