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Delhi-Dehradun Expressway construction enters final phase

NEW DELHI: Delhi-Dehradun Expressway achieved a significant milestone because the final 20km stretch passing via the eco-sensitive zone of Raja Ji Nationwide Park has witnessed the beginning of building that features the 340m Daat Kali tunnel.

“Breakthrough achieved on Delhi-Dehradun Expressway project. The last 20km stretch passes through eco-sensitive zone of Raja Ji National Park where Asia’s longest elevated wildlife corridor (12km) is being constructed that includes 340m Daat Kali tunnel,” mentioned Union Highway, Transport and Freeway Minister Nitin Gadkari whereas sharing the replace in regards to the building of the expressway.

“The tunnel intends to protect the surrounding wildlife. Once completed, the expressway would reduce travel time between Dehradun-Delhi from 6 hrs to 2.30 hrs & Delhi-Haridwar from 5 hrs to 2 hrs,” mentioned the minister on Twitter.

The Expressway is part of Delhi Dehradun financial hall, which is predicted to be accomplished by March 2024. The ultimate stretch of the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway will hyperlink Dehradun by way of the brand new Daat Kali Devi Tunnel. The section IV route will undergo an unlimited forest space (surrounding the tunnel), comprising Shivalik Hills and Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

As per the Ministry, earlier than 2024, as many as 26 inexperienced specific highways might be constructed which is able to convey down journey time significantly. As soon as the highways are in place, journey time from Delhi to Dehradun, Delhi to Haridwar, Delhi to Jaipur would solely take round two hours. Whereas Delhi to Chandigarh will take 2.30 hours, Delhi to Amritsar might be accomplished in 4 hours and Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours.

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