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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is in talks with a foreign company to construct an electric highway from Delhi to Jaipur.
While reviewing the Delhi - Mumbai Expressway (DME) at Dausa in Rajasthan, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that, like electric railway engines, buses and trucks will also be powered by electricity on an electric highway.
“It is my dream to build an electric highway from Delhi to Jaipur. It is still a proposed project. We are in discussion with a foreign company,” he said, reports The Indian Express.
On a two day visit, Nitin Gadkari reviewed work progress on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Sohna in Haryana, Dausa and Bundi in Rajasthan, Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh.
Being developed at Rs 98,000 crores, the 1,380 km long Delhi Mumbai expressway will be the longest in India.
The greenfield expressway is expected to halve the commute time between Delhi and Mumbai from nearly 24 hours to 12 hours and shorten the distance by 130 km.