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Monday, 4 July 2011

Check out India's 13 super expressways

India has roads stretching across 3.314 million kilometres, making it the third largest road network in the world.
Expressways and highways have made road transportation much faster and efficient in India. The 13 expressways in India cover a distance of 683.36 kilometres. Fifteen new expressways are under construction.
A massive project is underway to expand the highway network and the government plans to add an additional 18,637 kilometres of expressways to the network by 2022.
Here's a look at India's 13 expressways...
Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway
Distance: 95 km

The Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway also known as National Expressway 1 connects Ahmedabad and Baroda in Gujarat.
The expressway reduces the travel time between the two cities from about 2.5 hours on National Highway 8 (NH 8) to about an hour now.
Opened in 2004, this expressway has 2 lanes on each side and one service lane. It is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral Project by NHAI.

The Yashwantrao Chavan Expressway is India's first six-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled tolled expressway.

Connecting Mumbai with Pune, the expressway has reduced the travel time to two hours.

Inaugurated in May 2005, the Jaipur-Kishangarh Expressway connects Jaipur with Kishangarh.

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