(Image source from: thepublish.in)
Delhi-Katra expressway is all set to be operational by 2023. The expressway corridor is estimated to cost over Rs. 35000 crores.
The Delhi katra expressway which is the most ambitious project of Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh will cut down the journey time by 6 hours for travelers commuting from Jammu and Kashmir to Delhi.
The Delhi- Katra expressway corridor is estimated to cost over Rs.35000 crores.
The travel time from Katra to Delhi will now be reduced by around six and a half hours and from Jammu and Delhi by about six hours.
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh added that the work has been started in 2015 and will be completed by 2023. Scheduled to be completed in about three years, the expressway corridor will provide a path breaking revolution in promoting industry and investments in the region.
According to the Union Minister, once the expressway corridor will be over, people will prefer to travel to Delhi by road through this corridor instead of traveling by air or by train.
Few things to know about the Delhi-Katra expressway;
- The supreme feature of this road corridor is that it will connect the holy cities of Katra and Amritsar.
- The expressway road corridor will also offer connectivity for some major other important shrines between Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi.
- The cost of the whole project exceeds Rs. 35000 crores and has been started in the year 2015.
- The expressway will cross through major cities in between Jammu Kashmir and Delhi like Jammu and Kathua in J&K, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Kapurthala and Ludhiana in Punjab.
- Dr. Jitendra Singh who is the Union Minister now, is the member of parliament representing Katra Vaishno Devi had been pursuing this project has his own to provide the best expressway to the commuters.
The Delhi katra expressway is being built across the length of 687 kilometers and will be built under 6 to 8 lanes connecting different routes.
The Union Minister also said that in a simultaneous project, the widening of National Highway between Pathankot and Jammu is also being undertaken. This project will upgrade the existing 4 lane highway to 6 lanes which will become a great boon to commuters between Jammu, Kathua and Pathankot.
The Delhi Katra expressway will reduce the current Delhi Katra distance from 727 kms to 588 kms or from 14 hours to 8 hours.
The expressway will also contain trauma centre, ambulance, fire brigade, traffic police, bus bays, truck stops, refreshments and recreational facilities in between.
By Gayatri Yellayi