Delhi-Dehradun Expressway will cut travel time to 2.5 hours

Work on Delhi-Dehradun Expressway to start soon! The work on the upcoming Delhi-Saharanpur-Dehradun Economic corridor is currently underway. This highway project, once completed, will reduce the distance between the two cities from 235 km to 210 km, and travel time from the current 6.5 hours to just 2.5 hours. 

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway will be the country's first such highway where there will be a 12 km long elevated corridor for the protection of wildlife. The ministry has decided to execute the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway project under Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) mode.

In a bid to enhance the road user experience, wayside amenities have been provisioned every 25 to 30 km. To enable pay toll, closed toll mechanism would be adopted, only to the extent of highway used, the ministry said. 

The development of the Delhi-Saharanpur-Dehradun Economic corridor is expected to boost the economy of the region being served by the highway, especially giving a boost to Uttarakhand's tourism industry. For the implementation of the project, the entire length from Akshardham to Dehradun will be divided into four different sections.