Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday (23 December) launched the first Intelligent Transport System (ITS) on the six-lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway at Dasna, Ghaziabad.
The Minister said that this revolutionary technology would achieve traffic efficiency by minimizing traffic problems, efficient infrastructure usage, enriching users with prior information about traffic, reducing travel time and enhancing the safety and comfort of commuters.
Gadkari also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of National Highway projects of 240 km worth Rs 9,119 crore in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Inaugurating and laying the foundation stone for six National Highway projects in Meerut with a total cost of Rs 8,364 crore, Gadkari said that these projects would help the farmers to take their crops to the market, which will lead to their economic upliftment.
“Being a big centre of industry, these new highways will lead Meerut on a new path of development,” he said.
Addressing the gathering at the foundation stone laying and Inauguration of three National Highway projects worth Rs 755 crore in Muzaffarnagar, Gadkari emphasized the welfare of farmers by leveraging technology and research for economic prosperity.
He stressed the importance of ethanol, hydrogen and other biofuels for overall progress, self-sufficiency and sustainable development.
Union Minister Gadkari also inspected the Rail Over Bridge Project at Chipiyana, Gautam Buddha Nagar.