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Gadkari to inaugurate Delhi-Meerut Expressway package-3 on Monday

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New Delhi, September 29, 2019

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the Delhi-Meerut Expressway package-3 on Monday.
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 package from Dasna in Ghaziabad to Hapur is over 22 kilometres long, with a civil cost of Rs 1,989 crore. This 6-lane section has 2+2 lane service roads on either side, and a 4.68-kilometre-long 6-lane elevated corridor at Pilkhuwa. The project involves the 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 the National Capital Region (NCR) and bring a significant reduction in pollution levels. It will also lead to reduction in travel time by more than an hour, an official press release said.
The 4.68-kilometre long 6-lane elevated corridor at Pilkhuwa has been conferred a gold medal for innovation in construction technology. The Pilkhuwa Viaduct has also been awarded for being an outstanding concrete structure of western UP.
The Delhi-Meerut Expressway project is being implemented in four packages – (i) an 8.72 km long 6-lane expressway/ 8-lane NH 24 from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Ghazipur border, already completed in June 2018, (ii) a 19.28 km long 6-lane expressway/ 8-lane NH 24 from Ghazipur border to Dasna in UP which is 60% done, (iii) 22.23 km long 6-lane NH 24 with 2+2 lane service roads on either sides from Dasna to Hapur in UP, which is being inaugurated, and (iv) a 31.78 km long greenfield 6-lane expressway from Hapur to Meerut, work on which is 57 % done.
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