PM inaugurates 14-lane Delhi-Meerut expressway with a speed limit of 120kmph

PM inaugurates 14-lane Delhi-Meerut expressway with a speed limit of 120kmph

The new 120kmph, 14-lane expressway

Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14-lane Delhi-Meerut expressway on May 27, 2018. The expressway starts from Nizamuddin Bridge and ends at the Uttar Pradesh border.  Out of the 14 lanes, six lanes which run through the centre are dedicated for cars with four-lane highways on either sides for bikes, trucks and buses. The total length of the expressway is 8.716km. The expressway was jointly developed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Welspun Enterprises Ltd. The speed limit on the newly inaugurated expressway is 120kmph, compared to 100kmph speed limit on other national highways. The project was completed in 18 months against the scheduled time of 30 months. The expressway also features cycle tracks on both sides, vertical gardens, solar energy powered street lamps, CCTV cameras, advanced traffic management systems, replicas of monuments, and facility for drip water irrigation to save rain water. The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari was also present during the inauguration ceremony.

At the inauguration ceremony of the expressway, B. K. Goenka – chairman of Welspun Group said, “We are thankful and proud to be associated with NHAI under the Hybrid Annuity Model. Welspun Enterprises was the first Company to achieve the financial closure for this expressway project. We are proud to contribute through industry first initiatives like vertical gardens, cycling track, solar lighting and beautification of this stretch. The completion of this expressway along with NHAI strongly showcases our strength in Infrastructure and truly resonates with our philosophy of ‘Leading Tomorrow Together’.”

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