Jammu: Union minister of state in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday said that the work on 600-km Katra-Delhi Expressway would start soon.
While addressing a public gathering at Katra, the union minister said that government of India was mulling to start the work on the Expressway, connecting Katra and Delhi via Amritsar, very soon.
“The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 15,000 crore,” Dr Jitendra Singh said.
He said that the Expressway project will pass through Haryana, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir covering a distance of 600 kilometers.
“Presently, it takes about 11-12 hours to reach Katra from Delhi. The Expressway proposed by the union ministry of road transport & highways is expected to bring down the commutation time by 5-6 hours,” he said.
“It will also make the road journey much more comfortable,” he added.
Dr Jitendra said that the Expressway would increase the connectivity between New Delhi and Jammu.
“Once the Expressway becomes functional, it will give Katra the distinction of being among those few destinations in India which will get connected through the highest class of roadways in the country,” he said.