The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) announced that the movement of high-speed vehicles may pose risk to the safety of certain categories of slow-moving vehicles on the new Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
‘The movement of high speed vehicles may pose risk to the safety of certain classes of comparatively slow moving vehicles e.g. two wheelers, three wheelers and other slow-moving vehicles like non-motorised vehicles, agricultural tractors (with or without trailers) due to their vulnerability and associated speed differentials and compromise the road safety aspects,’ it said.
So, motorcycles, scooters, three-wheelers and tractors will not be allowed to ply on the newly-opened stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, the longest in the country
‘The expressway will be opened for the common people from Wednesday. The first toll plaza has been made near Nuh, where the car FASTag will be scanned… Basic facilities will be made available on the expressway soon,’ Mudit Garg, Project Director of NHAI, said on Tuesday.
The 1386-km long expressway was kick-started in 2018, with the foundation stone being laid on March 9, 2019. It is expected to halve the commute time between Delhi and Mumbai from nearly 24 hours to 12 hours and shorten the distance by 130 km.
The expressway was developed as a high-speed corridor and the maximum speed limit with a speed distance of vehicles varying between 80km/hour to 120 km/hour.
Expected tolls along the route are as follows:
- Till Khalilpur, which is about 20 km from the starting point, one has to pay a toll tax of INR 90 while travelling in a light vehicle and INR 145 for a light commercial vehicle, according to a Mint report
- If one drives a light vehicle to Barkapara, they must pay INR 500, and if they drive a light commercial vehicle, they must pay INR 805 Samsabad, Shital, Pinan, and Dungarpur will also have toll gates in addition to Khalilpur and Barkapara.
- The highest toll is INR 3215 for cars with seven axels from the entry point to Barkapara.
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