Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that his ministry is in discussions with foreign entities to construct an electric highway from Delhi to Jaipur.
While reviewing the development works of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Dausa, in Rajasthan, Gadkari said like electric railway engines, buses and trucks will also be powered by electricity. The Road Transport minister on Thursday reviewed the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which is expected to halve the commute time between the national capital and the financial hub from nearly 24 hours to 12 hours.
He said, "It is my dream to build an electric highway from Delhi to Jaipur. It is still a proposed project. We are in discussion with a foreign company." He said as a transport minister, he has taken a resolution to bring an end to use of petrol and diesel in the country.
The eight-lane expressway will cover Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.