29 Jan 2014

PM speeds up Delhi-Jaipur Expressway

The Delhi-Jaipur Expressway is one of the announcements of the Prime Minister in November 2013 which has been taken up as a priority project of the government. 

As on date, there is no expressway built by the Central Government and the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway would be the first. 

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has estimated that the total project cost for the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway will be approximately Rs.9,460 crore and with land acquisition and pre-construction activities, the cost is estimated at Rs.11,750 crore.

 The total road length will be 272 km. The Ministry plans to sign the State Support Agreement by 28.2.2014 and the Project would be awarded by Sept 2014 after completing all the intermediate steps. 

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has examined multiple financing options for the expressway and will proceed with the most viable one. 

If successful, the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway model can be replicated for all other expressways in the country, which are by and large parallel to existing National Highways. 

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has been asked to bring a Note to Cabinet seeking in-principle approval by 28.2.2014. 

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