Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor Expressway |2.5 hours| 210 Km | OM

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One more milestone under the vision of Prime Minister Modi’s “GATI SAKTI” to the boost of connectivity of areas, laid the foundation stone of Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor on 4th December 2021, which will be built at the cost of around Rs. 8300 carore.

The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will start from the  junction of  Eastern Peripheral Expressway(EPE) and Delhi Saharanpur national Highway (709B) near khekra Bagpat to Dehradun. The Corridor will reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from 6 hours to around 2.5 hours and distance between two cities from 235 kilometeres to 210 kilometrs.  It will have 7 major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut, and Baraut. The Corridor will have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 km) for unrestricted wildlife movement, with the arrangements for rainwater harvesting at intervals of 500 meters and over 400 water recharge points.

The  project of Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor from Akshardham  to Dehradun has divided into four sections: 

Section 1, will start from Akshardham Temple near Delhi-Meerut Expressway and will pass through Geeta colony, Khajurikhas, DLF ankur Vihar, UPSIDA’s Trans Delhi Signature City (Tronica City) and UPAVP’s Mandola Vihar to Easteren Peripheral Expressway (EPE). This section will developed with six lanes complete access control system. In the part of Delhi 6.4 km part will be elevated out of 14.75 km, while In the Uttar Pradesh, it will be 11.2 km elevated out of 16.85 km part. This highway will decongest North East Delhi, and also enhance the development potential of Tronica city, Mandola Vihar Yojana of the Uttar Pradesh government.

Section 2, will start from EPE junction with planned six lanes fully access controlled and will pass through Baghpat, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, and Saharanpur.

Section 3, starts from the Saharanpur bypass and ends at Ganeshpur.

Section 4 will start from Ganeshpur to Dehradun and will pass through a reserve forest in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Necessary underpasses, elevated wildlife corridor (12 km, approaches to a tunnel and service roads are being planned to make it fully access controlled to achieve a minimum speed of 100 km/hr.

Some Facts to know about Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor:

  • Estimated Project Cost 8300 Carore.
  • Moving speed will be 100 km/h.
  • Will cut the travel distance between Delhi to Dehradun by 25 kilometers.
  • Reduce travel time from Delhi to Haridwar around 4 Hours.
  • Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 km) for unrestricted wildlife movement.
  • Arrangements for rainwater harvesting
  • The 340 meter long tunnel near Dat Kaali temple for unrestricted wildlife movement.
  • 7 interchanges at Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut, and Baraut.
  • Closed toll mechanism.
  • Wayside amenities at every 25-30 km.

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