Prime Minister Narendra Nodi has laid the foundation stones of 11 infrastructure projects involving ₹13,600 crore investment. He launched the construction work of the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun) involving ₹8,300 crore investment. The corridor will reduce travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from 6 hours to 2.5 hours and will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Baraut. It will also have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 km) for unrestricted wildlife movement with 340-metre long tunnel near Dat Kaali temple, Dehradun to reduce the impact on wildlife. The greenfield alignment project from Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor, connecting Halgoa, Saharanpur to Bhadrabad, Haridwar will be constructed at a cost of over ₹2,000 crore. It will provide seamless connectivity and reduce travel time between Delhi and Haridwar as well.
Apart from this, the Haridwar Ring Road Project from Manoharpur to Kangri being built at a cost of over ₹1,600 crore was also launched. The project is aimed at decongesting traffic in Haridwar city and will also improve connectivity with Kumaon zone.
PM kick-started work on the Dehradun-Paonta Sahib road project in Himachal Pradesh entailing ₹1,700 crores, which will reduce travel time and provide seamless connectivity between the two states.
Foundation stone was also laid for the Nazimabad-Kotdwar road widening project which aims to cut travel time and improve connectivity to Lansdowne.