India mega highway project connecting cities
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
India’s Road Transport and Highways Ministry is working on plans for a new high speed road link connecting the capital, New Delhi, with the key economic and industrial centre, Mumbai. The route will form part of the country’s new highway network and is expected to cost in the order of US$15.3 billion to construct. In addition, another highway project has been proposed that will be linked to the planned New Delhi Mumbai route. The new inter-city highway will be tolled and will reduce travel times between New Delhi and Mumbai and is expected to help boost transport and trade. Plans for the financing model envisaged for this mega-project have yet to be revealed however.