Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced the new economic corridor between Delhi and Dehradun in Uttarakhand. The 210km six-lane express highway is scheduled to be completed by 2023 and once finished the route will reduce the travel time from the national capital to Dehradun from five hours to two hours.
The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will offer new connectivity to the holy site of Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The new connectivity for Haridwar will be provided by the route passing through Basera, Manakpur, Khataferi, Roorkee, Mehberkalam.
“Announced the new Economic Corridor of Delhi-Dehradun for Uttarakhand today. The total cost of this 6-lane project of 210 km total length is 12,300 crores. The project will be awarded by August 2021 and will be completed by 2023,” Gadkari tweeted in Hindi.