Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase I inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi; check out photos

May 27, 2018, 11:57 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Rs 7,500-crore Delhi-Meerut Expressway today.  The expressway will reduce the travel time considerably now. PM Narendra Modi had in December 2015 laid the foundation stone of the expressway. It has been completed in double quick time:


PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14-lane highway spanning Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to UP Gate today.


The first phase of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway cost Rs 842 crore on the 9-km stretch of 14-lane highway. The expressway will do away with 31 traffic signals on the Delhi-Meerut road, the busiest highway in the region, and make it signal free.


The Delhi-Meerut Expressway will have dedicated bicycle tracks on the nearly 28-km stretch between Delhi and Dasna.


It will cut travel time between Delhi and Meerut to 45 minutes from two-and-half hour now. The total length of the project is 82 km, of which the first 27.74 kms will be 14-laned, while the rest will be 6-lane expressway.