The distance between Delhi airport to Chandigarh could soon be covered in just two hours. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is promising this will be a reality by June 2023 as it has set tight schedules for the completion of Dwarka Expressway and Urban Extension Road in Delhi, Trans-Haryana and the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressways, the Times of India mentioned in a report.
Although the new expressways will reduce the distance between the two points by 20 km to 240 km as compared to 260 km now on the Delhi-Chandigarh link, the travel time will be reduced by half as commuters will travel through five expressways. “At permitted speed of 120 kmph on expressways, a car can cover this 240 km in just two hours,” the publication quoted an NHAI official as saying.
Terming the big push for highway networks as “only a trailer”, highways minister, Nitin Gadkari has said the web of expressways in this part of the country including the Delhi-Mumbai one will transform the way people travel on roads. NHAI chairman K K Sandhu said the completion of the projects will result in seamless connectivity across the region.