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PM Modi To Inaugurate India’s First 14-Lane Expressway, The Delhi Meerut Expressway

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| May 25 , 2018 , 15:15 IST

The Delhi Meerut Expressway which is the most awaited eastern peripheral expressway is to be inaugurated on Sunday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Delhi Meerut Expressway, which is the India’s first 14-lane expressway will bring improvements in the lives of people who are living in Delhi and to those who are just passing through, by leaps and bounds as it will decongest Delhi and reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just about 10 mins from the earlier duration of 60 mins.

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The Delhi section of the Delhi-Meerut expressway has been completed in a record time of 18 months. In Delhi, the expressway will start from the Nizammudin Bridge and will continue on NH-24 to Dasna and then from Dasna there will be a completely new alignment up to Meerut and then finally it will terminate on inner ring road/ Meerut bypass near Railway crossing (km 66) at Meerut.

The project consists of the four packages in which three packages are: Nizamuddin Bridge to UP Border, UP Border to Dasna and Dasna to Hapur. These three projects cost Rs 2,809.6 crore.  The fourth package will be a new alignment of Delhi Meerut Expressway from Dasna to Meerut and six lane of the connector.

The 87 km expressway will have 6 lane expressway and 4+4 lane highway, service roads, cycle tracks, flyovers, elevated sections, major and minor bridges, railway over bridges, vehicular underpasses and pedestrian underpasses.