On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially open the 246-kilometer Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot portion of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. The new segment is expected to cut the trip from the capital city to Jaipur in half, from five hours to about three and a half.

This first completed portion of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which was built at a cost of more than 12,150 crores, will significantly promote the economic growth of the entire region, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

PM Modi will visit Karnataka on Monday to launch road construction projects totaling more than 18,100 crores from Dausa and to officially open the 14th iteration of Aero India 2023 at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru.

The PMO said that the nation is now building a number of top-notch motorways, demonstrating PM Modi’s priority on the development of good road infrastructure as an engine of growth, development, and connectivity in “New India.”

With a length of 1,386 kilometers, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be the longest in India. According to the plan, the distance between Delhi and Mumbai will be lowered by 12%, from 1,424 km to 1,242 km, and the trip time will be reduced by 50%, from the present 24-hour period to 12 hours.

A large motorway connecting Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara, and Surat will cross six states, including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

Additionally, it will provide service to 93 PM Gati Shakti Economic Nodes, 13 ports, 8 major airports, 8 multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs), and spurs to new, planned greenfield airports including Jewar Airport, Navi Mumbai Airport, and JNPT port.

According to the PMO, it will have a catalytic effect on the growth trajectory of all neighboring regions, significantly advancing the nation’s economic transition.

Modi will also lay the cornerstone for 247 kilometers of new national highways that will cost more than 5,940 crores to construct during the program.