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India's 10 longest expressways

Last updated on: August 12, 2013 14:08 IST

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India has 942 expressways covering a total distance of 1,208.19 kilometres.

These expressways - six or eight-lane highways - with controlled-access have made road transportation much faster and efficient in India.

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Yamuna Expressway 

Distance
: 165 km 

Uttar Pradesh

India’s longest six-laned Expressway Project was built to reduce the travel time between New Delhi and Agra from 4 hours to 100 minutes.

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Image: Yamuna Expressway
Photographs: Courtesy, Jaypee Infratech

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Built at a cost of Rs 12,839 crore ($2.2 billion), the Expressway developed by Jaypee Infratech connects Greater Noida with Agra in Uttar Pradesh.

The Expressway is also expected to boost the industrial development of the region.

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Image: Yamuna Expressway
Photographs: Courtesy, Jaypee Infratech

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Outer Ring Road (Hyderabad) 

Distance: 158 km

Andhra Pradesh

Built by Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), the Outer Ring Road is an eight-lane ring road expressway encircling Hyderabad.

The Rs 6,696 crore (Rs 66.96 billion) mega project was built with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

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Image: Outer Ring Road (Nehru ORR) at Narsinghi, Hyderabad.
Photographs: Adityamadhav83/Wikimedia Commons

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The Expressway offers better connectivity between NH 9, NH 7, NH 4 and some state highways.

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Image: Outer Ring Road (Nehru ORR) at Narsinghi, Hyderabad.
Photographs: Jpgola/Wikimedia Commons
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Mumbai Nashik Expressway 

Distance: 150 km

Maharashtra

One of India’s biggest Expressway projects, it connects Mumbai to northern, central and eastern parts of India.

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Image: Mumbai Nashik Expressway
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons

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Built at a cost of Rs 4,000 crore (Rs 40 billion), it is one of the largest BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) road projects in India.

The road has been developed by Gammon, Sadbhav Engineering Limited and B.E. Billimoria & Co.

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Image: Mumbai Nashik Expressway.
Photographs: Hkore/Wikimedia Commons

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Kanpur Metropolitan Bypass 

Distance: 124 km

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur Metropolitan Bypass connects Greater Noida to Kanpur.

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Image: Kanpur
Photographs: Mohd1998.knp/Wikimedia Commons

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Kanpur is 378 kms away from the bustling city of Noida. It is also connected to Delhi by a six-lane highway.

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Image: Noida-Delhi Expressway.
Photographs: Angry soul/Wikimedia Commons

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Bangalore-Mysore Expressway

Distance: 111 km

Karnataka

The Expressway forms a part of the proposed Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC), a 4-6 lane private tolled expressway that connects Bangalore and Mysore. 

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Image: BMIC Expressway at Mallasandra.


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Constructed by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE), the first stretch of the Expressway was opened in 2006.

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Image: The Junction of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor and Bangalore Elevated Tollway.
Photographs: Rsrikanth05/Wikimedia Commons

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Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway 

Distance: 95 km 

Gujarat

The Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway has reduced the travel time between Ahmedabad and Vadodara from two and a half hours to one hour.

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Image: Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway
Photographs: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways/Wikimedia Commons

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Built at a cost of Rs 475 crore (Rs 4.75 billion), it is also known as National Expressway.

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Image: Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway
Photographs: Nichalp/Wikimedia Commons

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Mumbai-Pune Expressway 

Distance: 93 km

Maharashtra

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is India's first six-lane, concrete, high-speed access-controlled expressway.

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Image: Mumbai-Pune Expressway
Photographs: Jbritto/Wikimedia Commons

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This picturesque expressway offers a great drive between Mumbai and Pune, reducing travel time to 2-3 hours.

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Image: Mumbai-Pune Expressway
Photographs: Mouleesha/Wikimedia Commons

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Jaipur-Kishangarh Expressway 

Distance: 90 km

Rajasthan

Jaipur-Kishangarh Expressway is a 90 km long access controlled toll expressway connecting Jaipur to Kishangarh.

Built at a cost of Rs 729 crore (Rs 7.29 billion), the expressway was the first Indian road built under the public-private partnership model.

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Image: Jaipur-Kishangarh Expressway (Inset).


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The expressway forms a segment of the NH-8, which is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral project. 

Inaugurated in April 2005, the 6-lane expressway was constructed by GVK Jaipur Expressway Private Limited (GJEPL) under the build-operate-transfer model.

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Image: A view of Jaipur to Ajmer Road in Rajasthan (India).
Photographs: LRBurdak/Wikimedia Commons

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Allahabad Bypass 

Distance: 86 km

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad Bypass is a access controlled highway, part of Golden Quadrilateral and National Highway 2 connecting four metropolitan cities Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. 

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Image: A man transports garlands of marigold flowers along the banks of the Ganges river ahead of Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.
Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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India’s longest bypass section was built by Larsen & Turbo, HCC and OSE-KMC (JV). The project was completed in 2009.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Uttar Pradesh Tourism.

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Durgapur Expressway 

Distance: 65 km

West Bengal

The 65 kilometre-long Dankuni-Palsit stretch is called Durgapur Expressway.

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Image: Durgapur Expressway
Photographs: Avik Haldar/Wikimedia Commons

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Durgapur Expressway links Dankuni with Memari on Grand Trunk Road.

 


Image: A structure is on the National Highway-2 in Durgapur.
Photographs: Anand Prakash/Wikimedia Commons

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