Delhi-Jaipur Expressway likely to become country first e-highway soon
The electric motorway is an energy-efficient option to reduce your carbon footprint. Reports indicate that the government is implementing pilot projects to build electric highways in India, with the first extension likely to be completed in mid-2022.
The government is said to be in talks with a Swedish company to build an electric motorway on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Trucks and buses will be able to travel on the electronic highway at a speed of 120 km / h, which will reduce the cost of logistics by 70 percent. According to the sources, about 20 percent of the roads on the 200 km Delhi-Jaipur Expressway on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be electrified. Separate lanes will be created to recharge the batteries of freight trucks and other electric vehicles.
Following the model of electrified roads in Germany and Sweden, this 200-kilometer stretch will be able to recharge the batteries of the vehicles traveling on it. The move is seen as a move to focus more on electric cars.
Although the project is still in its early stages, discussions on building an electric highway have also reportedly been delayed due to the second wave of COVID-19. However, the focus remains on building such a highway to reduce the so-called carbon footprint.
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