Reach Chandigarh from Delhi in just 2 hours via Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway

Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway: The four-lane Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway is set for inauguration by the end of 2023. The new expressway is expected to reduce the mammoth distance of 730 km to only 590 km and will lead to considerable savings. Timings for people traveling from Delhi to Katra. According to reports, once this expressway becomes functional, the distance between Delhi and Katra will be covered in just six hours.

It is also good news for businessmen who travel from Delhi to Chandigarh, as the travel time between the two cities will soon come down to just 2 hours. At present it takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Chandigarh from Delhi.

Chandigarh is one of the major cities of North India after Delhi-NCR, it is one of the fast developing cities and an important business center. After the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway and Dwarka Expressway become fully functional, the travel time from Delhi to Chandigarh will come down to two hours. The total distance of the stretch will be reduced by 20 km as compared to the present.

Delhi-Chandigarh route from the new expressway:

From Delhi, commuters will head towards Dwarka Expressway and then turn towards Urban Extension Road. After a 40 km drive, they will reach the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway.

After this, passengers will use the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra (DAK) Expressway for 80 km. After covering a distance of 80 kms, they will use the Trans-Haryana Expressway to reach Ambala.

The DAK Expressway will reduce travel time between Delhi and Amritsar to four hours and between Delhi and Katra from 14 hours to 6 hours. The maximum speed allowed on the expressway will be 120 kmph. The administration will put up elaborate signboards to guide the passengers.

Here are five things to know about the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway:

  1. The project was announced in 2016 and construction began under the Bharatmala Pariyojana.
  2. The Delhi-Katra Expressway is expected to cost Rs 47,000 crore.
  3. The expressway will connect Delhi’s Bahadurgarh border to Katra via Nakodar and Gurdaspur in Punjab. The Greenfield Expressway will be bifurcated near Nakodar.
  4. The road will connect Vaishno Devi in Katra and the Golden Temple in Amritsar with the national capital. Dera Baba Nanak, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib and Tarn Taran will also be connected to Delhi through this expressway.
  5. As per reports, it is a combination of brownfield and greenfield expressway, which could be extended to an eight-lane expressway.