The Government of India is planning to complete three of the 22 arranged expressways and green corridors over the next three years.

The projects feature 7,500km of greenfield expressways and corridors, which are planned to be completed by 2025.

Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is working on an electric highway from Delhi to Mumbai and has already awarded 60% of the contract for it.

The work, which has already begun, will be carried out in 51 packages. It will pass through remote areas of Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

At 1,320km, the highway will be India’s longest expressway and will decrease travel time between Delhi and Mumbai from 24 hours to 13 hours.

As part of its plans towards an electric highway, the government is in discussion with companies who have the technology in Germany, the US, and Sweden.

Apart from the Delhi Mumbai Expressway, the government plans to complete the trans-Rajasthan and trans-Haryana projects within the next three years.

The new projects will offer alternate routes to reduce traffic and provide connectivity for major towns, reducing travel times and distance.

The government is also considering other measures to encourage electric vehicles.

Gadkari was quoted by Deccan Herald as saying: “Pollution is a big concern and this is an era where we are using electricity as fuel. Therefore, we are thinking a policy to have charging stations cars and buses on highways near petrol stations.”