The Prime Minister of India dedicated the 246 km Delhi – Dausa – Lalsot section of the Delhi Mumbai Expressway to the nation. It has been developed at a cost of more than ₹12,150 crore. The operationalization of this section will reduce the travel time from Delhi to Jaipur from 5 hours to around 3.5 hours and provide a major boost to the economic development of the entire region. During the event, he also laid the foundation stone for 247 km of National Highway projects costing over ₹5940 crore.
In his speech, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of building world-class expressways for the growth, development, and connectivity of New India. He highlighted the multiplier effect of infrastructure investments on the economy and how they create employment and improve connectivity. He stated that investments in infrastructure, such as highways, railway stations, airports, digital connectivity, and pucca houses, empower all sections of society. He highlighted that the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will reduce travel time between Delhi and Jaipur and bring economic benefits to farmers, artisans, and the tourism industry in Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.
The Prime Minister also spoke about the three other projects that will give Jaipur direct connectivity to the expressway, connect the expressway to the Ambala-Kotputli corridor near Alwar, and link Lalsot Karoli road to the expressway. He noted that the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will transform the entire region, including Rajasthan, and strengthen the Mumbai-Delhi Economic Corridor.
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is powered by the PM Gati Shakti Masterplan, which includes arrangements for optical fiber, electricity lines, gas pipelines, and the use of leftover land for solar energy and warehousing purposes.