Prime Minister to inaugurate Delhi-Meerut Expressways

Two projects to decongest Delhi- phase one of the Delhi-Meerut expressway and Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

These two world-class access controlled expressways have been constructed in a record time of less than 1,000 days, said Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

After the inauguration of phase one of the expressway, the Prime Minister will hold a roadshow from Akshardham temple on the expressway. From there, PM will fly to Baghpat for the inauguration of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway and will address a public gathering.

The 135 km long EPE has built at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore and has a signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Greater Noida and Palwal.

Phase I of Delhi-Meerut expressway is almost 9-km long and has 14 lanes, and runs from Nizamuddin bridge to the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.

The remaining parts of the 96 km long expressway will be completed by March 2019. The government was connecting the Capital with satellite cities through four expressways at a cost of Rs 40,000 crore.

We have also instructed the officials to fast track the work on the Dwarka expressway, an alternate route to connect Delhi with Gurgaon, said Gadkari.

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