18 expressways in India that are shockingly phenomenal

What is an expressway?

According to collins dictionary, an expressway is defined as

a wide road that is specially designed so that a lot of traffic can move along it very quickly. It is usually divided so that traffic traveling in one direction is separated from the traffic traveling in the opposite direction.

In addition, we can add that the traffic that moves on the expressway is nonstop. The vehicles do not stop until there is an emergency. Roads are built in a way that there are no junctions in an expressway to make sure that traffic runs smooth.

This is very evident in the Indian expressways, and that stands as a major distinction between a highway and an expressway.

How many expressways are in India?

There are 18 expressways, both constructed, and already being used and the ones are under construction. The ones that are under construction are worth their mention as they will soon be used by heavy traffic. Let us know more about the 18 expressways of India.

1. Ahmedabad–Dholera Expressway

  • Status: Under Construction
  • Expected Completion date: March 2023
  • Distance in Kms: 109 km
  • Cost of the project: Rs. 3,500 Crore

2. Amritsar–Jamnagar Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Expected Completion date: September 2023
Distance in Kms: 1257 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 80,000 Crore

3. Bangalore–Chennai Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Expected Completion date: March 2024
Distance in Kms: 261 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 17,000 Crore

4. Bangalore–Mysore Infrastructure Corridor

Status: Under Construction
Expected Completion Date: August 2022
Distance in Kms: 119 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 8,066 Crore

5. Bundelkhand Expressway

Status: Completed
Completion date: April 2022
Distance in Kms: 296 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 14,716 Crore

6. Chennai Port–Maduravoyal Expressway

Status: Completed
Completion date: November 2009
Distance in Kms: 20.6 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 1,655 Crore

7. Coastal Road (Mumbai)

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: December 2023
Distance in Kms: 22.2 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 12,000 Crore

8. DND–KMP Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: May 2023
Distance in Kms: 59 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 5,332 Crore

9. Delhi–Amritsar–Katra Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: December 2023
Distance in Kms: 669 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 39,500 Crore

10. Delhi–Mumbai Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: March 2023
Distance in Kms: 1350 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 1,00,000 Crore

11. Dwarka Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: August 2023
Distance in Kms: 29.1 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 8,662 Crore

12. Ganga Expressway (Meerut–Prayagraj)

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: 2024
Distance in Kms: 594 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 4,000 Crore

13. Trans–Haryana Expressway (Ambala–Narnaul)

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: July 2022
Distance in Kms: 227 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 5,108 Crore

14. Gorakhpur Link Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: March 2023
Distance in Kms: 91.35 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 5,876 Crore

15. Lucknow–Kanpur Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: October 2023
Distance in Kms: 63 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 4,700 Crore

16. Mumbai–Nagpur Expressway

Status: Completed
Completion date: August 2022
Distance in Kms: 701 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 55,000 Crore

17. Pathankot-Ajmer Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: March 2023
Distance in Kms: 600 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 8,000 Crore

18. Raipur–Visakhapatnam Expressway

Status: Under Construction
Completion date: March 2024
Distance in Kms: 464 km
Cost of the project: Rs. 20,000 Crore

Which is the best expressway in India?

Let us in this section boil down on the best expressway in India. Of course, there could be multiple entries in here, if we just start adding expressways to this section. So, we should come up with criteria to pick a particular expressway and consider it the best.

We will be deciding on the best expressway based on the following points:

  1. The vehicle footprint
  2. The usefulness of the expressway
  3. Importance of the expressway
  4. Lenght of the expressway
  5. Speed of the progress
  6. Quality of the expressway

In view of all the above, one expressway, the most anticipated one, stands out clearly, that being the Mumbai-Delhi expressway. All the above points will go with this expressway due to the very fact that the expressway connects the National Capital with the Commercial Capital.

Needless to say that the number of vehicles that pass through this expressway will be in many ways better than the rest of the expressways. There are so many businessmen and very important people who would be traveling using this road making the expressway extremely important.

The speed at which the expressway is progressing due to the fact that it is extremely important is unbelievable.

Right from the divider width, to the lanes and the whole project, the expressway is a premium one and deserves the best expressway title. Hope time won’t defer with respect to this.

Which is the largest expressway in India?

When we say the largest, be aware that we are not talking about the length of the expressway in kilometers. By largest, we mean the width of the expressway in terms of the lanes. Well, obviously all the lanes will be of equal length across the expressways.

So, the more the number of lanes, the wider the road, which in turn constitutes the larger the expressway.

The largest expressway in India is the Delhi–Meerut Expressway with 14 lanes.

Which is India’s first expressway?

Let us now determine which expressway was the first expressway in India. We will be left with only one option being the expressway between Pune and Mumbai with a distance of 94.5 km, the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

Which is India’s longest expressway?

We might have to repeat the same expressway here, the much anticipated and the most used in the coming years. Yes, you guessed it right. Mumbai-Delhi expressway will win this title as well.

It has a whopping 1350 Kms that covers the following states:

  1. Union Territory of Delhi – 9 km
  2. Haryana – 129 km
  3. Rajasthan – 373 km
  4. Madhya Pradesh – 244 km
  5. Gujarat – 426 km
  6. Maharashtra – 171 km

The cities that the expressway passes through are as follows:

New Delhi, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Sohna, Alwar, Dausa, Sawai, Madhopur, Kota, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dahod, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, Valsad, Virar and Mumbai

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