The Delhi-Dehradun Expressway, a crucial infrastructure project connecting the national capital to the Uttarakhand capital, is finally nearing completion. The first phase of this expressway is set to open next month, significantly reducing travel time between the two cities.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway:

1.Route and Completion:

  • The expressway starts at Akshardham Temple in Delhi and extends to Dehradun via Shastri Park, Khajuri Khas, Mandola Baghpat, Khekda Shamli, and Saharanpur. *The first phase, spanning 32 kilometers between Akshardham and Baghpat, is nearing completion and is expected to open by June 1st.
  • The remaining phases are under construction and are expected to be completed by early next year.

2.Travel Time Reduction:

  • Currently, travelling from Delhi to Dehradun takes approximately five hours via the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.
  • The new expressway is expected to cut down the travel time to just two and a half hours, a significant reduction of nearly 50 %.

3.Features and Benefits:

  • The first phase of the expressway boasts a 90-95% completion rate, with signage, expansion joints, and other infrastructure nearing completion.


  • The expressway features an elevated section of about 18 kilometers, stretching from Shastri Nagar to Loni in Delhi.


  • This elevated section aims to minimize traffic congestion in densely populated areas like Geeta Colony, Khajuri Khas, Mandola, and Panchgaon.

Notably, the expressway will include Asia’s longest wildlife corridor, allowing safe passage for elephants and other animals below the expressway.


  • The Delhi-Dehradun Expressway is expected to boost economic activity and tourism between the two states.
  • It will provide a faster and more convenient route for commuters, businesses, and tourists. The express way is also expected to reduce traffic congestion on existing roads.

5.Overall Progress:

  • The project has faced some delays due to environmental concerns and construction restrictions. However, significant progress has been made, and the first phase is on track to open soon.

The Delhi-Dehradun Expressway is a major infrastructure project that will benefit both Delhi and Uttarakhand.It will not only reduce travel time but also boost economic activity and tourism.

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