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Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari at the inauguration of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase-3, at Ghaziabad on Monday (Photo: ANI)
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari at the inauguration of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase-3, at Ghaziabad on Monday (Photo: ANI)

Delhi-Meerut expressway to be ready in six months, says Nitin Gadkari

  • Gadkari was accompanied by Deputy CM of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya and Ghaziabad MP V.K. Singh
  • This 6-lane section has 2+2 lane service roads on either side and a 4.68-kilometre-long 6-lane elevated corridor at Pilkhuwa

New Delhi: The 14-lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway will be ready in the next six months, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said while inaugurating the Dasna-Hapur section of the expressway on Monday.

The much awaited 82 km Delhi-Meerut Expressway will reduce the commuting between the two cities from four hours to 45 minutes, once completed and will also decongest Delhi. As much as 8,346 crore is likely to be spent on the project, which was signed in March, 2016.

The 22 km Dasna-Hapur stretch or phase-3 of the expressway has been built at a cost of 1,058 crore. “This six-lane section has 2+2 lane service roads on both sides, and a 4.68 km long six-lane elevated corridor at Pilkhuwa. It has seven new bridges, a flyover at Hapur bypass, 11 vehicular underpasses, two pedestrian underpasses, two foot overbridges, six major junctions and 105 minor junctions," the road transport and highways ministry said in a statement.

“The Delhi-Meerut Expressway project is being implemented in four packages -- 8.72 km long six-lane expressway/ 8-lane NH 24 from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Ghazipur border, already completed in June 2018, a 19.28 km long six-lane expressway/ 8-lane NH 24 from Ghazipur border to Dasna in UP, 22.23 km long 6-lane NH 24 with 2+2 lane service roads on either sides from Dasna to Hapur in UP, and 31.78 km long greenfield 6-lane expressway from Hapur to Meerut," it said.

The minister also launched the use of plastic waste in national highway construction at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border. The road ministry trying to encourage the use of waste plastic in highway construction, especially on the national highways, within 50 km periphery of urban areas that have a population of 5 lakh or more.

“A stretch of road has recently been constructed using waste plastic on NH-48 near Dhaula Kuan. A portion of Delhi- Meerut expressway and Gurugram- Sohna road have also been planned for construction, using plastic waste," the statement said.

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