PM Modi inaugurates Delhi-Meerut expressway: 10 facts

29 May 2018

India's 1st smart-green highway

PM Modi has inaugurated the first phase of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, which promises to cut down travel time between the two cities to 40 minutes from the current near two-and-a-half hours.

14-lane highway

The Delhi-Meerut Expressway would be India's first 14-lane highway and has been described by PM Modi as 'road to freedom from pollution'.


It is being built at a cost of over Rs 7,500 crore.


The Delhi- Meerut Expressway project aims to provide faster and safer connectivity between Delhi and Meerut and beyond this, with Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Image: Rajnath Singh Twitter Handle


The total length of the project is 82 km, of which the first 27.74 kms will be 14-laned, while the rest will be 6-lane expressway.

Delhi-Meerut Expressway involves construction of 11 flyovers/interchanges, 5 major and 24 minor bridges, 3 ROBs (rail over bridges), 36 vehicular and 14 pedestrian underpasses.

It will also have elevated section of 5.91 kms.

Bicycle tracks

This will be the first expressway to have dedicated bicycle tracks on the nearly 28 km stretch between Delhi and Dasna.


According to officials, Work on this stretch was completed within 17 months instead of the 30 that were set aside for it.
The project will be fully completed by March 2019

Courtesy : Times of India