Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari recently inspected the bridge built across the Narmada river near Bharuch, Gujarat during his two-day survey of the progress made in the development of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
The 2 km long extra-dosed cable span bridge is integral to the Delhi- Mumbai Expressway, which connects over six states. The Union Minister took to his official Twitter account to share the pictures clicked during the inspection.
In the tweet, Nitin Gadkari wrote, “Inspected iconic bridge built across the Narmada river near Bharuch, Gujarat. The 2km long extradosed cable span bridge will be India’s first 8 lane bridge to be built across the expressway. #DelhiMumbaiExpressway”.
The bridge built across the Narmada river is iconic as it is India’s first 8-lane bridge to be built across one of the longest expressways.
Gadkari said that modern and high-quality roads are necessary for the economic development of the country. The road projects taken up by the government are also generating direct and indirect employment.
This Expressway will reduce the travel time not only between Delhi and Mumbai but also between other major cities. He said that 33 wayside amenities are also proposed to be built on this expressway to provide world class transport facilities.
Gadkari said that 423 kilometres of road is being constructed in Gujarat at a cost of 35,100 crore. He said that 60 major bridges, 17 interchanges, 17 flyovers and 8 Railway Over Bridges will be built on this expressway in Gujarat. During this visit, he also inspected the place where the world record for fastest road construction in a day was set during February this year.
He also launched the work on National Highway 48 and Expressway near Vadodara at the cost of 34.5 crore rupees.