The government plans to connect Mumbai’s Nariman Point with Delhi, making it a 12-hour journey.

HT Auto Desk

October 18, 2022 at 10:28 am

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Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that work on the first phase of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway should be completed this year. The government plans to connect Mumbai’s Nariman Point with Delhi through this highway, making it a 12-hour journey. The minister was speaking at the inauguration of the organic garden at RD and SH National College and SWA Science College, Mumbai.

The Minister also shared the achievements of the Ministry of Transport, noting: “It hurt me to realize that about a million people in the country ride bicycle rickshaws.” He added that 80 lakh people out of them operate e-rickshaws today. “There are 400 startups in the country producing electric scooters, e-rickshaws, etc.”

At the event, the minister also shared details of eco-friendly recycling initiatives in the country, saying that nothing is wasted and that with the right technology, it can be turned from waste to wealth. “For the past eight years, we have been processing Nagpur’s sewage and selling it to the Maharashtra government to generate electricity.” He also shared details of similar projects being undertaken in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

Also, reiterating the importance of environmentally friendly fuels, the minister said that the Ministry of Road Transport has been working to diversify agriculture towards energy and energy since 2000. efficient, environmentally friendly and local, thus helping to reduce fuel imports.’

In a separate development, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), as part of its ambitious national road network project, will take on the task of reducing travel time between Mumbai and Bengaluru to a maximum of five hours. The distance between the business capital of India and the IT capital is 985 km.

Date of first publication: 18 Oct 2022, 10:28 IST