The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is expected to be completed by December 24th

Construction of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is due to be completed by December 2024, a senior Union government official said here on Thursday.

Travel time between the two cities will be reduced to 12 hours from the current 24 hours with the completion of the expressway, said Anurag Jain, the newly appointed secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Vehicles could travel at speeds of 120 km/h on the road, he added. Before speaking to reporters, Jain reviewed the Rs. 26,000 crore worth of National Highway projects being carried out in MP. To date, these projects have built approximately 7,700 km of roads in the state.

Of the 1,350-km Delhi-Mumbai expressway, a 245-km section passes through Madhya Pradesh, Jain told reporters. Out of nine “pillars” in the state, work has been completed in eight pillars, he added.

The first of the country’s four planned multimodal logistics parks would be built in Indore, the official said. The acquisition of 300 hectares of land for the facility will be completed by September, after which construction will begin under a public-private partnership (PPP), he said.

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