PM Modi's New Year gift: Foundation stone of Delhi-Meerut Expressway project to be laid today

News Bharati English    31-Dec-2015

New Delhi, December 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of ambitious Delhi-Meerut Expressway project today. The project will cost 7566 Crore Rupees and will include construction of 74 Km long Delhi-Dasna-Meerut 14 lane Expressway and upgradation of 22 Km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24 in three phases.

The alignment of Delhi-Meerut Express will start from Nizammudin Bridge from Delhi and will continue on existing NH-24 upto Dasna. From Dasna there will be a completely new alignment upto Meerut. The alignment will terminate on inner ring road or Meerut bypass near Railway crossing at Meerut.Presently there is only one route, NH-58 between Delhi and Meerut on which the traffic remains jammed at several places, thus causing a lot of inconvenience to people. The Prime Minister had last month launched three important highway projects worth 10,166 Crore Rupees to decongest Delhi.

Earlier today, PM Modi reviewed the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport and Rih-Tedim road project in Myanmar and described the project as one of the cornerstones of India's "Act East" policy, and urged for its speedy completion.

The project is proposed under four packages with the three packages Nizamuddin Bridge to UP Border, UP Border to Dasna and Dasna to Hapur project cost pegged at Rs 2,809.6 crore. The fourth package will be a new alignment of Delhi Meerut Expressway from Dasna to Meerut and six laning of connector.

The 87 km project besides 9 km connector 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. The total land required for three packages is 348.6 hectares of which 343.36 hectare has already been acquired.