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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 11:00 IST

GOOD NEWS: Delhi-Dehradun travel time to be CUT SHORT by half as expressway gears up for opening

Delhi-Dehradun Expressway will begin from the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway near Akshardham in the national capital and reach Dehradun through Uttar Pradesh.

Reported by: Apoorva Shukla
Delhi-Dehradun Expressway will be opened soon for public
Delhi-Dehradun Expressway will be opened soon for public | Image: X/ Representative
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Delhi: Good news awaits travellers undertaking road trips to devbhoomi Uttarakhand, as the much anticipated Delhi-Dehradun Expressway is ready to be inaugurated for the public use. The construction of the Delhi-Dehradun Greenfield Access Controlled Expressway is in full throttle and is expected to open for public in March this year. 

The 212 kilometers expressway is expected to cut short the travel time by half. The current time that goes in travelling to Dehradun or Haridwar is around five hours, however, once the expressway is operational, the time will be reduced by 2 hours 30 minutes. The expressway costs Rs 10,000 crore. 

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The expressway will begin from the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway near Akshardham in the national capital and reach Dehradun through Shastri Park, Khajuri Khas, Baghpat, Shamli, Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. 

Delhi-Dehradun Expressway: Largest in Asia 

The Delhi-Dehradun Expressway is a wildlife elevated corridor which promotes free wildlife movement. The 121 km length makes it the largest in Asia.  Further,  a 340-meter tunnel near the Dat Kaali temple in Dehradun, Uttarakhand is designed to minimize wildlife disruption. 

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 11:00 IST

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