We all have heard about Autobahn. Yes, you got it right the German Expressway which is famous for its No Speed Limits tracks. Till now that’s the only one in the world but our India is also trying to catch that and we shall do it very soon.
In the previous blog, we have already covered about the Major National Highways in India, now its time to upgrade ourselves to the expressways. Basically, these Expressways are high-speed roads with six or eight lanes controlled access which meant that the entry and exit of these expressways can be made only through the slip roads connecting major towns.
Now, let’s take a dive into some facts about our Indian Expressways:-
- India has a total of 23 expressways which covers the distance of about 1324 km.
- Yamuna Expressway or Delhi-Agra expressway of Uttar Pradesh covers a distance of 165 km and is considered India’s longest 6-laned expressway.
- The Yamuna Expressway is developed by Jaypee Infratech, it also has an F1 track to it.
- Mumbai-Pune Expressway is India’s first six-lane, high-speed expressway which was made operational in April 2002. It is one of its kind highway road that has used concrete as the base material.
- Mumbai-Pune Expressway has reduced the travel time to less than 2 hours between Pune and Mumbai. It has five illuminated, ventilated tunnels with the total length of 5,724 metres.
- The Mumbai-Pune Expressway was built by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) except the tunnel part which was built by Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd.
- A part of connecting India’s Political Capital Delhi and Financial Capital Mumbai with NH8 is 90 km long Jaipur-Kishangarh Expressway. It was first Indian road to be built under PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model.
- Another Expressway being part of NH8 is Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway which is 95 km long. It is also known as National Expressway 1 and Mahatma Gandhi Expressway. It has only two exit loops, one at Nadiad and other at Anand (the town famous for AMUL). This expressway is also a part of Golden Quadrilateral Highway.
- The 28 km long Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway is also a part NH8. This expressway is said to be thebusiest inter-city route in India because on an average it handles more than 180,000 PCUs daily.
- The Durgapur Expressway in eastern Indian connects Dankuni to Palsit in West Bengal. It is a part of NH2 which is believed to be oldest road in India as Grand Trunk Road which connectsSonargaon, Bangladesh to Kabul, Afghanistan.
- ORR (Outer Ring Road) Hyderabad is an expressway encircling the city of Hyderabad with a total length of 158 km which makes it 2nd longest Expressway in India. It consists of 14 junctions (entry and exit points) making easier for people across the city to use it.
These were some of many facts about India’s very own expressways. With these high-speed roads in making, we have to take care of passenger safety also. This calls upon a great need of better and safe cars with more technology in place to notify much early about any problems.