• Delhi-Meerut Expressway widening gets nod Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for development of 14 laning of Delhi-UP border and Dasna section of Delhi-Meerut Expressway on NH-24.

    The cost is estimated to be Rs 1983 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be approximately 19 kms.

    The project will be awarded under the newly conceived hybrid annuity model.

    The project will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh and in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Delhi and Meerut. The project is expected to take three years to complete.

    The road transport and highways ministry has broken the 90 km Delhi-Meerut expressway into four packages- Nizammudin to UP border, UP border to Dasna, Dasna to Hapur and new alignment between Dasna and Meerut. The cost of the total project is expected to be Rs 7000 crore. Josh Martin Jersey

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