Himalayan Expressway

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Himalayan Expressway
Route information
Length27.5 km (17.1 mi)
Major junctions
South endZirakpur
North endParwanoo
StatesPunjab, Haryana, & Himachal Pradesh
Major citiesZirakpur, Panchkula, Parwanoo
Highway system

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.[1] 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.

Salient Features[edit]

  • The stretch has 32 structures including a rail overbridge, two flyovers and 11 bridges.
  • Total Project cost Rs.412 Crore.[2]
  • 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).


  1. ^ Himalayan Expressway to cut travel time to Shimla - The Times of India
  2. ^ "Jaypee commissions Rs. 412cr Himalayan expressway". NBM&CW. 5 May 2012. Archived from the original on 7 June 2012.