Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor along with other ten development projects worth approximately Rs 18,000 crores to be inaugurated by PM Modi in Dehradun
On December 4th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand state, to launch eleven projects worth approximately Rs 18,000 crores.
As stated by Officials, PM Modi will lay the foundation of eleven development projects, including the Dehradun economic corridor, which begins from the Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun; this project itself will bear the cost of Rs 8,300 crores and significantly reduce travel time from Delhi-Dehradun to 2.5 hours from the earlier travel time of 6 hours on the same route.
The economic corridor from Delhi to Dehradun will have major interchanges for connectivity to Shamli, Yamuna Nagar, Bhaghpat, Muzaffarnagar, Haridwar, Meerut, and Barout. The corridor will also consist of the largest wildlife elevated corridors (12 km) for unrestricted movement of wildlife falls around this region.
The Haridwar Ring Road Project from Manoharpur to Kangri will cost Rs 1600 crores and will relieve traffic congestion in Haridwar City while improving connectivity with the Kumaon Zone.
The Green Field alignment project from Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor, connecting Saharanpur, Halgoa to Bhadrabad, Haridwar, will be built at the cost of Rs 2,000 crores providing connectivity and resulting in reduced time for travel from Delhi to Haridwar.
The Nazimabad-Kotdwar road widening project will result in travel time reduction and proper connectivity to Lansdowne.
The Dehradun-Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh) road project will cost Rs 1700 crores improving connectivity between the two areas and reduction in travel time, which will give a boost to inter-state tourism.
The PM’s office has stated that Lakshman Jhula, which was constructed in 1929, had to be closed due to a decreased capacity for load carrying, to resolve the situation, a new bridge will be constructed across the river Ganga next to Lakshman Jhula, allowing movement of light vehicles only across it and the new bridge will also have a provision of glass deck for pedestrians.
Foundation stone of projects which are related to the development of water supply road and drainage system in Dehradun baring a total cost of Rs 700 crores will also be laid, to make a child-friendly city a project for making the road safer was also in the list of projects.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate seven projects which will help tackle the problem of chronic landslides in the region hence making travelling safe through the area.
Also on the inauguration list of projects are the hydroelectric project and the Himalayan Culter Center.