Gadkari inaugurates Rs 1058 crore Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase 3
The third phase from Dasna to Hapur is over 22km long
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. The third phase or package from Dasna in Ghaziabad to Hapur is over 22km long, with a civil cost of Rs 1058 crore. This 6-lane section has 2+2 lane service roads on either sides, and a 4.68km 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, six major junctions and 105 minor junctions.
The project will help in decongesting National Capital Region and bring significant reduction in pollution level. 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.
The Delhi-Meerut Expressway project is being implemented in four packages – an 8.72km long 6-lane expressway/ 8-lane NH 24 from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Ghazipur border, already completed in June 2018, a 19.28km long 6-lane expressway/ 8-lane NH 24 from Ghazipur border to Dasna in UP which is 60% done and 22.23km long 6-lane NH 24 with 2+2 lane service roads on either sides from Dasna to Hapur in UP, which is being inaugurated.
Besides, the fourth package includes a 31.78km long greenfield 6-lane expressway from Hapur to Meerut, work on which is 57% is done.