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    Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase-3 inaugurated

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    Delhi-Meerut Expressway

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Delhi-Meerut Expressway phase-3, built at a cost of Rs 1,058 crore. The 82-kilometre long Delhi-Meerut Expressway connects Delhi with Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh. A sum of Rs 8,346 crore is likely to be spent on the project.

    Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase-3

    The Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase-3 from Dasna in Ghaziabad to Hapur is over 22-km long. This 6-lane section has 2+2 lane service roads on either sides, and a 4.68-km long 6-lane elevated corridor at Pilkhuwa.

    The project involves construction of a major bridge across upper Ganga canal, seven new minor bridges, a flyover at Hapur bypass, 11 vehicular underpasses, two pedestrian underpasses, two foot overbridges (FOBs), six major junctions and 105 minor junctions.

    The Delhi-Meerut Expressway phase-3 project will help in decongesting National Capital Region and bring significant reduction in pollution level, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement. It will also lead to reduction in travel time by more than an hour.

    The 4.68-km long 6-lane elevated corridor at Pilkhuwa has been conferred gold medal for innovation in construction technology. The Pilkhuwa Viaduct has also been awarded as outstanding concrete structure of western UP.

    Delhi-Meerut Expressway

    The Delhi-Meerut Expressway project is being implemented in four packages an 8.72 km long 6-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 6-lane expressway/ 8-lane NH 24 from Ghazipur border to Dasna in UP which is 60 per cent done and 22.23 km long 6-lane NH 24 with 2+2 lane service roads on either sides from Dasna to Hapur in UP, which is being inaugurated.

    The fourth package includes a 31.78 km long greenfield 6-lane expressway from Hapur to Meerut, work on which is 57 per cent is done.

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