New Delhi; Dec.31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a Rs.7500 Crore project to widen the Delhi-Meerut highway and replace it with an expressway to decongest Delhi. He described it as the "road to freedom from pollution."
The project will cost Rs.7566 crores 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 Rs.10,166 crores to decongest Delhi.