The much awaited 82 Km long Delhi-Meerut Expressway has been finally opened to public, which will reduce the travel time to 45 minutes from previous two and half hours via NH-58.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Nitin Gadkari has too to twitter to announce completion of project, saying government has full filled the promise in reducing travel time between Delhi to Meerut to 45 minutes along with a video.
Minister Gadkari said “Delhi Meerut Expressway has now been completed & opened to traffic. We have fulfilled our promise of reducing travel time between Delhi – Meerut from 2.5 hours to 45 minutes”.
Delhi Meerut Expressway has now been completed & opened to traffic. We have full filled our promise of reducing travel time between Delhi – Meerut from 2.5 hours to 45 minutes. #PragatiKaHighway pic.twitter.com/OgFyOJ5QLs
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) April 1, 2021
Of the 82 Km long Route, 60 km is expressway and 20 Km is national highway, which has been designed for speed of 100-120 Km per hour, and the whole project has been completed with a cost of Rs. 8,346 crore.
The foundation to the Delhi-Meerut Expressway was laid in 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The project was executed in four phases, phase 1 and phase 3 of projects, 19 Km from UP gate to Dasna and 32 Km from Dasna to Meerut, respectively were already operational, Phase 2 and phase 4, 14 km from Up Gate to Dasna and 22 Km Dasn to Meerut are opened today (April 1, 2021), making complete stretch open.
Phase 1 and phase 2 of project also include over 2.5 meters cycle corridor and 2 meters-wide footpath for the safety of the pedestrians and cyclists, along with 24 bridges, 10 flyovers, three railway bridges, 95 underpasses and several pedestrian bridges have been constructed on the expressway.