Delhi Meerut Expressway Latest News 2018
27-May-2018 is a historic day in the Indian History. Modi government has taken a remarkable and the most anticipated step by inaugurating Delhi-Meerut expressway project. It is known by the name as Eastern Peripheral Expressway. The number of lanes it has is 14. Yes, a huge number. If you too commute via this route, then it is a good news for you as well along with the national capital. The expressway is going to cut the traffic by a substantial figure of percentage. So, enjoy the ride by the decreased travel time. Spend more time with your family rather than on the roads. Take it as a Summer 2018’s gift. Yes, now it will take only 45 minutes to reach the end destination. That means you are all set to save 2 long hours from the journey.
It has marked the beginning and the inauguration of the first-phase of the Rs. 7,500cr way between Delhi and Meerut. Recently, PM Modi spanning from UP gate to Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi and then waved to the crowd riding in an open car. Alongside the PM’s car, there was the open car of Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari.
The bridge has taken a time duration of 18 months and has been designed to stretch from Nizamuddin Bridge to Delhi-UP Border. The time taken has become a record to date.
What does the expressway involve?
- 11 Flyovers
- 5 minor and major bridges
- 3 Rail over bridges
- 36 Vehicular
- An elevated section of 5.91kms
- 14 Pedestrian Underpasses
What the Delhi Meerut express highway route features?
There are several characteristics linked to the historic initiation taken by the recent government.
- 1. No to 31 traffic signals- It will help the commuters to avoid 31 traffic signals. The Prime Minister has described the project as “road to freedom from pollution.”
- 2. When you will be riding on it? – You might need to wait to enjoy the four-segmented facilities till March of the next year. The four segments are Nizamuddin Bridge to UP Border, Hapur to Meerut, Dasna to Hapur, and UP Border to Dasna.
- 3. Length of the Project– Out of 82 Km of the expressway length, first 27.74 Km are given to 14-lane and the rest of the length is given to 6-lane expressway.
- No need to enter the national capital– The government has estimated that around 2 lakh vehicles will ply on the expressway and the main thing is they don’t need to enter the national capital. The prime perk is that the traffic will get diverted and the pollution will be reduced to several levels.
It is a win-win situation for all.
What next after Meerut Delhi expressway news?
Hold your breath, something more tempting and luring the government has to offer to its natives. For this, it has spent a massive amount of Rs 11,000 Cr. It is the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE). The government is all set to inaugurate the nation’s first green and smart highway.