On 31st December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of aspiring Delhi-Meerut Expressway project.
The project of Delhi-Meerut Expressway is aimed at easing traffic congestion in the national capital.
Road Transport and Highway Minister, Nitin Gadkari told sources that Delhi-Meerut Highway is major milestone in remedy to delhi’s traffic problems.
“We are committed to ease the traffic problems of Delhi and are taking a slew of steps. Another major milestone to decongest Delhi will be Delhi-Meerut Expressway, foundation stone of which will be laid by Prime Minister on December 31,” Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari
Nitin also told that presently there is only one route (NH-58) between Delhi and Meerut, which mostly remains jam packed with traffic, thus causing a lot of inconvenience to people traveling between Delhi and Meerut.
“An urgent need for an expressway was felt for unhindered fast and safe travel from Delhi to Meerut and vice versa and accordingly the project was prepared,”
Reportedly, the alignment of Delhi-Meerut Express will start from Nizammudin Bridge (00 Km) from Delhi and will continue on existing NH 24 upto Dasna (30.38 km).
“From Dasna there will be completely a new alignment upto Meerut. The alignment will terminate on inner ring road/Meerut bypass near Railway crossing at Meerut,”
The project is intended under four packages with the three packages cost bolted at Rs 2,809.6 crore.
Three projects are Nizamuddin Bridge to UP Border, UP Border to Dasna and Dasna to Hapur project.
Delhi Meerut Expressway will be the fourth package with a new alignment of Expressway from Dasna to Meerut.
Source : The Statesman