Highlights

  • Nitin Gadkari's Kia Carnival  clock s170 kmph on under-construction highway
  • Gadkari conducts a speed test run on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
  • Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be the longest highway in India

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The 1,380-km highway will be the longest in India and will be ready by March 2023

Union Roads minister Nitin Gadkari is known for his hands-on approach. It was again on display when Gadkari conducted a speed test on the under construction Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.

A video has surfaced on the internet that shows Nitin Gadkari examining the construction work with officials of the expressway in the Kia Carnival. The minister of road transport and highways is seen sitting on the passenger seat and explaining the benefits of the upcoming expressway.

As seen in the video, the driver pressed the throttle immediately after taking a U-Turn. In a matter of few seconds, the vehicle clocked a speed of 170 kmph. As the highway is currently not open for people and Gadkari's convoy was the only vehicle on the stretch, thus it was safe to perform such a high-speed test.

The 1,380-km highway will be the longest in India and will be ready by March 2023. During a two-day visit, the transport minister personally reviewed the progress of work on the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Being developed at a cost of ₹ 98,000 crores, the highway will subsequently bring down the travelling time between the two cities by almost 12 hours.

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