Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for multiple projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun.
The Prime Minister laid the
foundation stone of eleven development projects. This includes the
Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction
to Dehradun) which will be built at a cost of around Rs 8300 crore. It will
significantly reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to
around 2.5 hours. It will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to
Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Baraut. It will
have Asia's largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 kilometers) for unrestricted
wildlife movement. Also, the 340 meters long tunnel near Dat Kaali temple, Dehradun
will help reduce impact on wildlife.
Further, multiple animal passes have
been provided in the Ganeshpur-Dehradun section for avoiding animal-vehicle
collisions. The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will also have arrangements
for rainwater harvesting at intervals of 500 meters and over 400 water recharge
The greenfield alignment project from
Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor, connecting Halgoa, Saharanpur to Bhadrabad,
Haridwar will be constructed at a cost of over Rs 2m000 crore. It will provide
seamless connectivity and reduce travel time from Delhi to Haridwar as well.
The Haridwar Ring Road Project from Manoharpur to Kangri, to be built at a cost
of over Rs 1600 crore, will give a respite to residents from traffic congestion
in Haridwar city, especially during peak tourist season, and also improve
connectivity with Kumaon zone.
The Dehradun - Paonta Sahib
(Himachal Pradesh) road project, to be constructed at a cost of around Rs 1700
crore, will reduce travel time and provide seamless connectivity between the
two places. It will also boost inter-state tourism. The Najibabad-Kotdwar road
widening project will reduce travel time and also improve connectivity to