Breakthrough achieved on the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway project
By PIB Delhi
Breakthrough has been achieved on the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway project. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari informed through a series of tweets that the last 20km stretch passes through an eco-sensitive zone of Raja Ji National Park where Asia’s longest elevated wildlife corridor (12km) is being constructed that includes 340m Daat Kali tunnel. He said sustainable development is the motto of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Government.
The Minister said the tunnel intends to protect the surrounding wildlife. Once completed, the expressway would reduce travel time between Dehradun-Delhi from 6 hrs to 2.30 hours & Delhi-Haridwar from 5 hours to 2 hours, he added.