The Ahmedabad-Vadodara Highway is a major artery of public transport connecting the cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, also known as Baroda in the state of Gujarat, India.Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway was India's first expressway. It was originally planned during the 1970's, but was delayed for decades due to land-usage and political issues. These issues were resolved in the 1990's, and the expressway opened in 2001.
The expressway cuts the journey between the two cities to less than 1 hour. This expressway was India's first 4-lane and dual carriageway expressway project, and includes minor bridges and canal crossings, interchanges at Nadiad and Anand, cross-drainage works, rest areas, and related structures, for a length of 92.85 km. The 95 km long expressway reduces the travel time between the two cities from about 2.5 hours on National Highway 8 (NH8) to about an hour now. NH8 was amongst the busiest national highways in India.This expressway has 2 lane each side and one service lane. there are only two exits provided for Nadiad(50 km from Vadodara)and Anand(35 km from Vadodara). It is of international standard. Though the speed limit for car is 100 km/h you can often see the cars with faster speed due to less traffic.
Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway - This expressway opened completely for the public on Jan 23, 2008, and is part of Golden Quadrilateral highway project. This expressway is expected to reduce travel time between Gurgaon and Delhi from upwards of 60 minutes to approximately 20 minutes. Some special features of this highway are SOS telephones every 1.5 km, CCTV surviliance, and a 32-lane toll plaza at the Delhi-Haryana border. The highway will be categorized into three parts: the VIP zone (up to the IGI Airport), the Urban section (up to Gurgaon), and Trucker's Paradise (after Gurgaon).
Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway - this 28 km long access-controlled toll expressway goes a long way in easing the traffic situation between Delhi, national capital of India and Gurgaon, an important suburb of Delhi, often dubbed as BPO capital of India - and the Millennium City.
Ganga Expressway - This project was announced in 2007 by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. At 1000 km, it will be India's longest expressway. It will link Noida, on Uttar Pradesh's western border with Delhi to Ballia, on Uttar Pradesh's eastern border with Bihar.
The expressway wil run along the left bank of the Ganga river, in contrast to the Grand Trunk Road which is on the right bank. The expected cost is Rs 40,000 crore ($10 billion). This expressway should reduce the travel time between Delhi and Varanasi to 8 hours. The project is expected to be completed in 2011.
Mumbai-Pune Expressway - The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is India's first 6-lane, concrete, high-speed, tolled, access-controlled expressway. It connects Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, to the neighboring educational and information technology-oriented city of Pune. With its smoothly paved concrete construction, this highway is unlike most other roads in India, where traffic is chaotic and aggressive driving is the norm.
This high speed motorway largely follows established traffic patterns and offers a scenic drive between Mumbai and Pune, while cutting the travel time between these two commercially important Western Indian cities from 4 - 5 hours on the old NH4, to 2 - 3 hours.
Mumbai Pune Expressway Highway features :
* 6-lane concrete highway with 7m-wide divider. An extra lane provided on each side as a hard shoulder.
* Separate tunnels for traffic in each direction.
* Complete fencing to avoid humans/animals crossing the expressway.
* No two-wheelers, three-wheelers, or tractor vehicles allowed.
* Provision of petrol pumps, motels, workshops, toilets, emergency phones, first aid, breakdown vans, etc.
* Proposed planting of 80,000 trees along the Expressway.
* The expressway handles about 30,000 PCUs and is designed to handle up to 100,000 PCUs.
Shimla-Chandigarh Expressway - The expansion to 4 lanes of Shimla-Chandigarh National Highway 22 (NH22) will eventually result in the formation of the Shimla-Chandigarh Expressway.
Noida-Greater Noida Expressway
Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, also known as Taj Expressway, connects Noida, an industrial sub-urb area to Greater Noida a new suburb. This expressway is under going expansion to Taj Economic Zone, International Airport and Aviation Hub proposed to be constructed along the Taj Expressway.
The objectives of the proposed expressway are as follows:
* To provide a fast moving corridor to minimize the travel time
* To connect the main town ships / commercial centers on the Eastern site of river Yamuna
* To ensure development of adjoining area
* To relieve NH-2 which is already congested and runs through the heart of cities like Faridabad, Ballabhgarh and Palwal
Delhi-Noida Direct Flyway
Delhi-Noida Direct Flyway is a eight-lane access controlled tolled expressway which connects Delhi to Noida, an industrial sub-urb area. It was built and is maintained by the Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL). NTBCL was developed under a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOP) model. The project included the construction of a flyover at Ashram Chowk. The other major part of the project was the construction of a 552.5 meter bridge over the Yamuna river. This bridge, which was estimated to cost Rs. 408 Crore.