|Length||27.5 km (17.1 mi)|
|States||Punjab, Haryana, & Himachal Pradesh|
|Major cities||Zirakpur, Panchkula, Parwanoo|
The Himalayan Expressway is a 27.5 km stretch that runs cutting the Shivaliks at the trijunction of Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. It connects Zirakpur in Punjab to Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh. The stretch runs through 2 km in Zirakpur, Punjab, 21 km in Panchkula, Haryana, and 4.5 km in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. It was constructed by Jaypee Group.
Although the road cuts short the distance between Zirakpur and Parwanoo by only 3 km, but it helps save fuel and cuts time of travel between Delhi and Shimla by 1 hour to 7 hours, by helping commuters bypass the congested towns of Pinjore and Kalka.
- The stretch has 32 structures including a rail overbridge, two flyovers and 11 bridges.
- Total Project cost Rs.412 Crore.
- The 14-lane toll plaza at Zirakpur is the first plaza in India to be fitted with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
- For better monitoring of mishaps, it is fitted with video incident detection system (VIDS).
- Himalayan Expressway to cut travel time to Shimla - The Times of India
- "Jaypee commissions Rs. 412cr Himalayan expressway". NBM&CW. 5 May 2012. Archived from the original on 7 June 2012.
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