5 new highways planned to cut down travel time
NEW DELHI: The highways ministry has identified at least five greenfield road networks connecting major industrial and manufacturing hubs, which will reduce the existing distance on these stretches up to 200 km. Last month, the government announced starting work on another greenfield expressway connecting Gurgaon with Mumbai cutting the distance by almost 200 km.
The new routes that have been identified include Bhatinda-Kandla, Bhatinda-Ajmer, Raipur-Vishakhapatnam, Chennai-Salem and Ambala-Katputli. Two more stretches have also been identified to improve connectivity between important cities. These are Durg-Aurang in Chhattisgarh and Mangalore-Chitradurga in Karnataka.
已经确定的新路线包括:珀丁达-坎德拉, 珀丁达-阿杰梅尔, 赖布尔-维沙卡帕特南, 金奈-塞伦，安巴拉-卡普特里。此外，还将修建另外两条延长线以改善重要城市之间的联系，分别是恰蒂斯加尔邦的杜尔格-奥兰和卡纳塔卡邦的芒格洛尔-奇特拉达加。
The highways ministry has decided to build more greenfield highways with straight alignment rather than expanding the existing corridors, which helps avoid delay in land acquisition, high cost for procuring land and removing encroachments.
Sources said the new alignment between Bhatinda and Kandla passing through Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Barmer and Sanchore in Rajasthan will bring down the current distance of 1,100 km to almost 900 km. The proposed 4-lane greenfield highway will involve less expenditure and will open up new areas for development.
Similarly, the new alignment between Bhatinda and Ajmer passing through Sirsa in Haryana and Sikar in Rajasthan will reduce the distance by at least 120 km. Sources said the greenfield highway between Chennai and Salem in Tamil Nadu will bring down the distance by 70 km.
"One of the main focus of these new alignments will be to provide connectivity to some of the underdeveloped areas as highway connectivity will push development in those regions. Second, new roads will free up the congested highways and thereby improve the traffic flow ," said a ministry official.
In March, the ministry had said that land situated along/abutting an existing road cost at least twice as much as land elsewhere. According to the ministry, putting together all costs involved in expansion of highways, including expenses on land acquisition, building safe passages for vehicle and pedestrians, tree cutting and compensatory afforestation may come close to building a new highway.
Siv Sarkar-8 hours ago
This tells us-that there is an active government in the country; that is thinking and working round the clock! Jay Ho Modi!
nanksn-Planet earth-7 hours ago
We have seen a lot of improvements in high ways during the last 4 years and this govt/ minister is doing a very good job.. Please keep it up..
Raj Kumar Chhabra
Raj Kumar Chhabra-hyderabad-7 hours ago
This minister has done a lot for roads. Well done Sir.
Winner Winner-Hindustan-6 hours ago
Great job BJP.. lays road faster than one can walk a day. People who don't use roadways will have no value.
Sudarshan Nindrajog-7 hours ago
The present government is doing such works which will brng development and progress in the country ,we must support and bring it back again so that they can complete the work