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1st phase of Delhi­ Meerut Expressway inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the Rs. 7,500-crore Delhi-meerut Expressway on Sunday. Once completed, the expressway is expected to reduce the travel time from Delhi to Meerut to around 45 minutes from existing two hours. The first phase of the 14-lane Delhi-meerut Expressway, being built by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), spans between the Nizamuddin Bridge and UP Border in Gazipur. This stretch was built at a cost of Rs. 842 crore, officials said. The total cost of the project on completion is estimated to be ₹7,500 crore. The newly opened stretch will facilitate residents of east Delhi colonies, NCR neighbourhoods like Indirapuram, Vaishali and Kaushambi in Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida (west) as it is expected to significantly reduce travelling time across Delhi NCR.

Source : Hindustan Times