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New Delhi : Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress of work on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Sohna in Haryana, Dausa and Bundi in Rajasthan, and Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh, during a two-day visit.

At Sohna, Gadkari along with Chief Minister of Haryana M L Khattar and Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh reviewed the progress of the expressway. In Haryana, 160 km of road construction will take place of which 130 km of work has already been awarded. Gadkari said by joining Haryana with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, this expressway will promote prosperity and development in the area.

Gadkari  said that in Delhi NCR region, 15 projects have been sanctioned worth Rs 53,000 crore in which the work is on for 14 projects. With the completion of these projects, the air pollution in Delhi NCR will be drastically reduced and the problem of traffic jams will also be resolved. He said that 1,380 km long Delhi Mumbai Expressway is the longest expressway of the country and will be ready by March, 2023, according to a PIB release.

At Dausa in Rajasthan, Gadkari was joined by State Minister Dr B D Kalla and Members of parliament Jaskaur Meena, Dr. Kirodi Lal Meena, and former MP  Ramnarain Meena.  In Rajasthan, 374 km road construction will take place at a cost of Rs 16,600 crore.  Gadkari said this expressway will help in the development of Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Swai Madhopur Tonk, Bundi, and Kota districts. He said with the development of this section of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, the distance between Delhi to Jaipur will be covered in two hours only.

Gadkari inspected the progress of Delhi-Mumbai expressway at Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh along with Members of Parliament Sudhir Gupta, Guman Singh, and Anil Firozia.  He said 245 km of expressway in the state will be constructed at a cost of Rs 11,000 crores. He said the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and Chambal Expressway will be the growth engines for Madhya Pradesh.  He said they will open several avenues for employment and promote handloom and handicrafts and other enterprises in the region.

Gadkari said, Ratlam is the main center of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and with the support of the State Government all efforts will be made to develop logistic hubs for industrial development.