Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari after inspecting the Bharuch section in Gujarat of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway on September 17 said that the Narmada steel bridge was built in a record time of 32 months.
‘The span between two piers of Narmada steel bridge is 120 metres and it has been built in a record time of 32 months. We have thought about wildlife and spent Rs 1,300 crores on this highway. We have given good price to farmers for their land. It is the highway of progress and development of the country. It will save a billion litres of fuel. The distance between Delhi and Mumbai will be covered in 12 hours by car compared to 48 hours before,’ said Gadkari.