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Us poor Bangladeshi cousins may be impressed, but don't claim it to others.

We could not impress even a beggar in Bangladesh as you have made so so clear in infinite different ways on every post regarding India.

Bangladeshi's like yourself travel in McLaren's and Bugatti's on 16 lane expressways lined with gold and silver. We as you say are a smelly tiny devious dark stupid lying bombastic idiots compared to Bangladeshi's

We intend to spend a few pennies on small infrastructure projects as a synergy for the Delhi to Mumbai industrial corridor which we fantasise may house thousands of industries .

That devious Indian propaganda rag Bloomberg even mentioned it.
Of course we cannot match Bangladesh's spectacular trajectory but hopefully some of the heat and light generated by Bangladesh may shine and reflect onto us Indians


India Aims to Spend $1.4 Trillion Building Infrastructure

Archana Chaudhary & Suvashree Ghosh 11:32 AM IST, 15 Aug 2021 12:54 PM IST, 16 Aug 2021 (Bloomberg)

India aims to invest 100 trillion rupees ($1.35 trillion) in infrastructure to boost economic growth and create jobs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday, laying
out national priorities on the country’s 75th Independence Day.
The investments will be made in India’s logistics sector to help integrate the country’s varied modes of transport, Modi said in a national address from the historic Red Fort in capital New Delhi. “This will cut travel time and increase industry productivity. It will help make Indian industry globally competitive and develop future economic zones.”
Last year also Modi had flagged his government’s focus on infrastructure worth 110 trillion rupees, while in 2019 the government had a goal of building 100 trillion rupees of public work projects. Asia’s third-largest economy needs to build roads and ports as it competes for investments looking to move out of China.


Read more at: https://www.bloombergquint.com/busi...-energy-imports-boost-infrastructure-spending
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World’s longest expressway between Delhi and Mumbai to open in March 2023: All you need to know
Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: The 1380-km eight-lane expressway — passing through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat — will reduce travel time between the cities to 12 hours.

By: Explained Desk | New Delhi |
September 18, 2021 12:38:47 pm
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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari during inspection of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in the Dausa, Rajasthan region. (PTI Photo)
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday concluded the two-day review of the work progress on the 1380-km eight-lane Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which will reduce travel time between certain cities to 12-12.5 hours from 24 hours.
Gadkari toured Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat over the two days to review progress of the project, being built at a cost of Rs 98,000 crore and scheduled to be completed by March 2023.

What is the Delhi-Mumbai expressway?
  • Cost: Rs 98,000 crore
  • Length: 1,380 km
  • Completion schedule: The first phase from Delhi-Jaipur (Dausa)-Lalsot and Vadodara-Ankleshwar is expected to be open to traffic by March 2022. The expressway is expected to be completed by March 2023.
  • The project was kickstarted in 2018 with the foundation stone being laid on March 9, 2019.
  • The expressway will feature a spur to Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai through a spur in Mumbai.
  • The expressway will improve connectivity to economic hubs like Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat.
  • Out of the 1,380 km, contracts have been awarded for more than 1,200 km where work is under progress.
  • Over 15,000 hectares of land has been acquired across states for the construction of the Delhi-Mumbai expressway.

Key features of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
  • The eight-lane access-controlled expressway can be expanded to a 12-lane expressway depending on the volume of traffic.
  • The expressway will have wayside amenities – resorts, restaurants, food courts, fuel stations, facilities for truckers, logistics parks.
  • A helicopter ambulance service for accident victims and a heliport, which will use drone services for business as well.
  • Over two million trees and shrubs are planned to be planted along the highway.
  • The expressway is the first in Asia and only the second in the world to feature animal overpasses to facilitate unrestricted movement of wildlife.
  • The expressway will also include two iconic 8-lane tunnels, one tunneling through Mukundra sanctuary without disturbing the endangered fauna in the region for 4 km and the second 4 km eight-lane tunnel will pass through the Matheran eco-sensitive zone.
  • The expressway will result in annual fuel savings of more than 320 million litres and reduce CO2 emissions by 850 million kg which is equivalent to the planting of 40 million trees.
  • More than 12 lakh tonnes of steel will be consumed in the construction of the expressway, which is equivalent to building 50 Howrah bridges.
  • 80 lakh tonnes of cement will be consumed for the project, which is approximately 2% of India’s annual cement production capacity.
  • The project has also created employment for thousands of trained civil engineers and more than 50 lakh man days of work.
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Nitin Gadkari during the inspection of a bridge built across the Narmada river near Bharuch, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Haryana
More than 160 km stretch of the expressway which passes through Haryana is being built at a cost of Rs 10,400 crore. “This corridor will improve connectivity in Nuh and Palwal through multiple interchanges to connect the expressway with major highways like KMP and DND Sohna. To address the serious problem of air pollution and traffic congestion in Delhi-NCR, the ministry is undertaking 15 projects worth Rs 53,000 crore, of which 14 projects have been initiated. This expressway will lead to a reduction of 27 per cent in vehicular pollution in Delhi,” Gadkari said.
At least 73 villages in this region will benefit from this stretch.




Rajasthan
Of the total expressway, 374 km passes through the state of Rajasthan and the section is being built at a total capital cost of more than 16,600 crores, with contracts for all 374 kms already awarded.
The corridor will pass through the districts of Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Bundi and Kota. Multiple bridges are being built across the rivers of the state like Banganga river, Banas river, Mezriver and Chambal river. An 1,100-m long elevated stretch has been planned across the Chakan Dam which will be an engineering marvel.
All the packages in Rajathan are under progress with the Delhi-Jaipur (Dausa)-Lalsot section of 214 km targeted to be completed and open to traffic by March 2022. The remaining section from Lalsot to Kota is targeted to be completed by March 2023.

Madhya Pradesh
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will pass through Madhya Pradesh (nearly 250km) and is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 8,500 crore. Gadkari reviewed the progress in construction of the expressway in Ratlam on Thursday.
According to officials, the eight-lane Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway would pass through western MP covering 102.4 km area stretch in Mandsaur, 90.1 km in Ratlam and 52 km in Jhabual. They said of the around 245 km of this road project in Madhya Pradesh, 106 km had been constructed and the time limit to complete the Expressway was November 2022.

Gujarat
As a part of the expressway project, 60 major bridges, 17 interchanges, 17 flyovers and eight road over bridges (ROBs) will be built in Gujarat, Gadkari said while reviewing work progress in Bharuch. The minister said 33 wayside amenities are also proposed to be build on this expressway to provide world-class transport facilities as well as generate employment opportunities in the state.

Farmers fairly compensated
Gadkari said the ministry, in a liberal approach, had paid 1.5 times more than the market price to farmers for land acquisition. “I appeal to farmers to not sell their land to builders and developers, who usually profit when prices increase after road construction. They (farmers) will get more money if they develop the land,” he said.



2 million trees will be planted on both the the sides of Highway. It will be an eco friendly highway.
 

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Is there a ranking of 8 lane expressway in the world at all? or it's an Indian new invention?

As per the International norms, 3.5 meter width is considered to be the length criterion. If a road is 7 meter wide and 100 km long, it is considered to be 200 meter long. India has build 135 km eastern peripheral expressway but it has 6 lanes so if one lane is 3.5 meter, express ways length will be considered 810 km and not 135 km. This is applicable everywhere.
If serving freight traffic from DMIC to the ports is the objective then HSR is not needed, an efficient freight train corridor is however critical.

India for the last five years has already started to use double stack container trains (although slightly risky, still usable, I will explain if asked, don't want to bore people to tears). Look at these situations, India first, then US. Latter is infinitely safer. placing containers in trains at each SEZ location is what you need.

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In the US Gunderson, Magnuson and Husky make special double stack container carriers much safer than the Indian example above (loaded lower and therefore CG is lower too).
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I don't know why Indians think that trucked freight via highway is cheaper or less polluting. Idiotic 1950's thinking. Other than carrying containers by river (way cheaper than trucks), rail is next cheapest way (also less polluting) than having polluting individual trucks carry container to ports.

I take back my earlier comment about future proofing by highway. Now that scenario became clear, Indians are back-dated than even Bangladesh. In Bangladesh there are Inland riverine container ports operating near Dhaka, so containers can be carried via river vessel to main ports (ocean-going mother vessels), via rail or via trucks.

Container Trucks via Highway are most expensive, followed by rail and then via river/sea is cheapest per ton of freight carried.

But forget all this. Tens of Billions will be spent here only to get clueless bhakt votes. "India Amrika-ko picchey chhor chuka hai - dekho kitna shan-dar eight lane express-way banaya". That is Gadkari's marching orders and that is what he is doing. Pointless propaganda and showcase project again.

India had ran a 3.5 km long train called Vasuki Nag during corona time.
 

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OP title says it's an expressway dude.

Exactly. It might be world's longest "expressway". Cos an "highway" already exists between Mumbai and Delhi.

Expressway is access controlled lane highway with higher tolls and limited entry and exit points between 2 cities. A layman explanation.
Rajdhani is already there. We have all used it at some or the other point. I was talking about something like the Vande Bharat Train-18 and Train-20 variants. Long-distance, but really fast around 260-300 KPH. It doesn't have to be like the 400+KM Shinkansen, but it will definitely go a long way in reducing dependence on just Rajdhani.


Personally, I think it would be better to start investing in India's eastern side. I mean come on, why is the entire country so dependent upon JNPT? Instead, building ports and connecting expressways to link them in Odisha and Andhra would mak more sense. Barring Vishakhapattanam, Chennai and Paradip ports, we hardly hear any new major-category ports.

Nhava Sheva is horribly congested and over-utilized, with ships complaining of log-jams for days.

The problem is we can't force any shipping corporation to use any port. Even today, Colombo is our main transhipment hub and next is Singapore. Shipping companies decide which port to use based on their nodal network. Similar to airlines.

A reason why Gwadar or Hambantota hasn't taken off which even chinese companies don't use. But I agree, eastern region needs to be developed. Jharkhand, Bihar (even with BJP in power for 20 years it still ranks poor in almost every metrics), Chattisgarh, WB, Odisha and Assam.
 
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As per the International norms, 3.5 meter width is considered to be the length criterion. If a road is 7 meter wide and 100 km long, it is considered to be 200 meter long. India has build 135 km eastern peripheral expressway but it has 6 lanes so if one lane is 3.5 meter, express ways length will be considered 810 km and not 135 km. This is applicable everywhere.
I was not aware of this.
But if there is any truth in that (even if an iota), @beijingwalker should feel some shame (even if its 1%) & shut-up for sometime (which he wont) not because he hates India but simply because of the condescending tone with which he said " is there a ranking of (8 lane) expressways in the world at all".
Without any knowledge, he passed his decree. History has witnessed many such inflated balloons which got punctured when time cometh.
 

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We could not impress even a beggar in Bangladesh as you have made so so clear in infinite different ways on every post regarding India.

Bangladeshi's like yourself travel in McLaren's and Bugatti's on 16 lane expressways lined with gold and silver. We as you say are a smelly tiny devious dark stupid lying bombastic idiots compared to Bangladeshi's

We intend to spend a few pennies on small infrastructure projects as a synergy for the Delhi to Mumbai industrial corridor which we fantasise may house thousands of industries .

That devious Indian propaganda rag Bloomberg even mentioned it.
Of course we cannot match Bangladesh's spectacular trajectory but hopefully some of the heat and light generated by Bangladesh may shine and reflect onto us Indians


India Aims to Spend $1.4 Trillion Building Infrastructure

Archana Chaudhary & Suvashree Ghosh 11:32 AM IST, 15 Aug 2021 12:54 PM IST, 16 Aug 2021 (Bloomberg)

India aims to invest 100 trillion rupees ($1.35 trillion) in infrastructure to boost economic growth and create jobs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday, laying
out national priorities on the country’s 75th Independence Day.
The investments will be made in India’s logistics sector to help integrate the country’s varied modes of transport, Modi said in a national address from the historic Red Fort in capital New Delhi. “This will cut travel time and increase industry productivity. It will help make Indian industry globally competitive and develop future economic zones.”
Last year also Modi had flagged his government’s focus on infrastructure worth 110 trillion rupees, while in 2019 the government had a goal of building 100 trillion rupees of public work projects. Asia’s third-largest economy needs to build roads and ports as it competes for investments looking to move out of China.


Read more at: https://www.bloombergquint.com/busi...-energy-imports-boost-infrastructure-spending
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Actually you are quite right, but I digress.

Let's stop the Bhartiya habit of putting words in my mouth which I never wrote...

By the way - we have had this sort of expressway plan in the making for a while, take a gander. We don't need six lanes through the sticks (four lanes are fine), pointless to put in six lanes in the middle of nowhere, as some Pakistani bhais have rightly pointed out. And I bet they will be finished in Bangladesh long before Indian ones too - given typical Indian project lackadaisical foot-dragging as evidenced by the few Indian projects in clusterf*ck state in Bangladesh right now...


https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/8-ex...st-regional-connectivity.729661/post-13455142
 

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I may be wrong here, but I feel it is the longest 8 lane expressway is what the news media want to say.

Maybe, that journalist wants to get some eyeballs, hence he/she used such adjectives.....and for all we know, (maybe) the journalist does not know any better.
 

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There seems to be lack of awareness about the difference between Highway vs Freeway vs Expressway.

There could be longer highways in many other countries but this one is an expressway. Calling it worlds longest may not be correct.

 
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There seems to be lack of awareness about the difference between Highway vs Freeway vs Expressway.

There could be longer highways in many other countries but this one is an expressway. Calling it worlds longest may not be correct.

We all know what is an express highway.
Germany has autobahn since 1930's
some of them built as runway during the war. USA built inter-state system in 1950-1970's. China started in 1990's and now has more than 120k kms in total. All access controlled as they are all tolled too. Although Mostly are 4-6 lanes. Some of them are 8 lane too. Most sections of G4, G2, G30,G42,G60 and many important trunk lines are 8 lanes. You can look into Google maps.
By the way, is this project still on schedule to finish March 2023?
 

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