Expressway and National Highway: At present speed revolution is going on in the country. Every day new highways and expressways are being inaugurated or inaugurated. Currently, work is underway on dozens of expressway projects to connect almost all major cities.
Now more expressways are being discussed than national highways. In such a situation, the question is what is the difference between an expressway and a highway. What is the difference between the design of these two routes and the speed of the vehicles plying on them. According to a report, at present there are more than 4000 kilometer long expressways in the country. Apart from this, work is going on on more than 10 expressway projects.
The most prominent of these are the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, Dwarka Expressway, Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, Ganga Expressway, Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressway, Narmada Expressway and Raipur-Vishakhapatnam Expressway. All these expressways are in the final stages of their construction. With these, a new revolution is going to come regarding the speed between the big cities of the country.
Now the question is, why is this expressway different from the National Highway? Indeed, the expressway is currently synonymous with the highest quality road. These are specially designed roads, which are surrounded by railings on both sides. Their height would have been more than Rajpath. They are completely outside the populated area. There is no settlement along the expressway. Its design has been done in such a way that there is no twist in it. Vehicles keep moving straight.
In this, entry and exit points are made for vehicles at different places. Overall, these roads have been designed in such a way that the person driving at high speed does not face any kind of trouble. The speed of vehicles on expressways is very high as compared to highways and other roads.
Generally, the width of the expressway built in the country is of six to eight lanes. The expressway also has the facility to land the aircraft in case of emergency. These can be used as runways. Currently, the longest operational in the country is the Purvanchal Expressway. After this, there is the Lucknow-Agra Expressway of Uttar Pradesh itself. Its total length is 302 km.
Vehicles over speed at maximum speed
Expressway as compared to National Highway. Although the speed limit varies from expressway to expressway, most of them have a maximum speed limit of 120 kmph. While the maximum speed on the highway is 80 to 100 kmph. The entry of two-wheelers and three-wheelers has been banned on many expressways. For example, driving a motorcycle on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway can result in a fine of up to Rs 10,000.
World’s longest expressway!
The world’s longest expressway is also being built in the country itself. It is on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Its total length is about 1300 km. Then a 633 km long expressway is being built between Delhi-Amritsar-Katra. Both these expressways are going to be completed soon.