The Greenfield highway between Mumbai and Delhi will now have a long tunnel passing through the Mukindra Hills Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan. This is an amazing engineering achievement as the tune is almost 60 km long. Here is all you need to know about this new Mumbai Delhi Forest Tunnel.
On the route between Mumbai and Delhil this tunnel is situated in the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan. It is under the Bharatmala Prayojan which will reduce the commute time between Delhi and Mumbai.
A person from the Ministry of Environment said the Standing Committee of Natinal Board for Wildlife,in its meeting headed by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, earlier this month, recommended the proposal of National Highway Authority India (NHAI) for development of eight lanes Greenfield Highway which will stretch from Bhenda Hera village to Moondiya village section of the highway in Rajasthan.
The exact length of the Mumbai Delhi Forest Tunnel is 59.6 km long. It connects different towns like Gurgaon, Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Bundi, Kota, Jaora and Ratlam. It will also improve the North-South Arterial Connectivity with other feeder highways connecting from either side.
Features of Highway
This highway will be an 8 lane highway which will pass through an Eco-Sensitive Zone which involves 26.6354 hectares of land. The Start and end of the tunnel will be 500m away from the boundary of Mukunda Hills Tiger Reserve which is due to the rules of the National Tiger Conservation Authority. The complete Greenfield Highway will cost about 5.35 lakh Crore and will be under the Bharatmala Prayojana. As of now 2921 km of the highway have been constructed under this.
There is a total of 322 projects in a length of 12,413 km under the Bharatmala Prayojana till August 2020.
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Benefits of this Highway
This Mumbai Delhi Forest Tunnel will cut the commute time. It will also provide a route to avoid city traffic. Being a Tunnel we expect that the ecological diversity in these areas is not disturbed as well. We could also expect Tourism to develop in the Mukundra Forest reserve because of this tunnel.
The only downside to the Forest tunnel seems to be the construction period. the heavy machinery used to construct this tunnel might cause an impact on the animals here and there is no mention of a countermeasure for this. For more such content stay subscribed to the Motoroctane Youtube, Google NEWS, Facebook and Twitter. We also have a car consultancy service – Know more