MUMBAI: The State government has a plan to construct a wall of 705 km along the Samruddhi Expressway on both sides. This would be the second longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. Currently, the Wall of Kumbhalgarh is the second longest wall in the world with a length of 35 km.
Sudhir Mungantiwar, Finance Minister on Tuesday said there is a proposal to construct a wall on both sides of the Samruddhi Expressway. “There are international norms that there should be a compound wall on both sides of the expressway. The walls make the traffic flow smooth on the expressways,” he said.
The protection wall will be constructed on both sides of the expressway, that will be 710 km in length.
“Many times, stray animals cross the iron barricades installed along the highway and enter the expressway, this causes fatal accidents. There are many townships to be developed along the expressway, there will be entry and exit points from the townships and that will also cause traffic diversions. This wall will prevent abrupt entry from outside vehicle on the expressways,” Mungantiwar said.
Samruddhi Expressway is 705 km long and is access control highway, where no pedestrian or any stray animal can enter. This wall will prevent these elements to avoid accidents and disturbances of traffic.
Wall of China is the longest in the world and has a main-line length of 8,850 km.
After the Great Wall of China, Kumbhalgarh has the longest wall in the world. The 36-km wall is circular and surrounds the Kumbhalgarh fort, which is the second largest fort in Rajasthan. This fort is the birthplace of legendary Maharana Pratap.