New 14-Lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway Cuts Travel Time From 45 Minutes To Just 8 Minutes

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India’s first 14 lane Expressway – The Delhi-Meerut Expressway (Delhi Section) from Nizamuddin Bridge to UP border, developed by NHAI and Welspun Enterprises Ltd. under Hybrid Annuity Model. Designed for a speed up to 120 km/h, this expressway is claimed to reduce the travel time from 45 minutes to just 8 minutes.

New 14 Lane Delhi Meerut Expressway Cuts Travel Time From 45 Minutes To Just 8 Minutes (1)

This milestone occasion also witnessed the presence of:

  • Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Mansukh L. Mandaviya – Honorable Union Minister of State for Road, Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers
  • Maheish Girri – Member of Parliament, Shri Rajendra Agrawal – Member of Parliament
  • B. K. Goenka – Chairman of Welspun Group
  • Sandeep Garg – MD & CEO, Welspun Enterprises Ltd.

Also Read: Upcoming Mumbai-Delhi Highway To Reduce Travel Time To Less Than 12-Hours

New 14 Lane Delhi Meerut Expressway Cuts Travel Time From 45 Minutes To Just 8 Minutes (2)

Welspun Enterprises Ltd. developed the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (Package I) in a record time of 18 months as against the scheduled 30 months. The project consists of a six-lane expressway in the centre, flanked by two four-lane highways on either side – making it 14-lanes in total. The stretch also features:

  • India’s first Cycling Track on both sides
  • Vertical Gardens
  • Solar panels for Lighting
  • Drip water irrigation
  • Replicas of prominent monuments like Qutub Minar & Ashoka Stambh
  • Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS)
  • CCTV’s
  • Plantation of new trees
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