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Delhi-Meerut Expressway's 8 Km Ghaziabad stretch to miss April deadline

Infra News - Published on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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ET Now reported that Delhi-Meerut Expressway's 8-kilometre stretch in Ghaziabad is set to miss it April deadline as only 45 per cent work on the road is complete till now. National Highways Authority of India is sticking to its April-end deadline. However, the work on the expressway is far from over. It may be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14-lane, access controlled, Phase-I of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, stretching from Nizamuddin Bridge to Delhi UP Border, in May last year. Once completed, this expressway will significantly reduce travel from Delhi to Meerut by 45 minutes. The first 27.74-km of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway comprises of 14-lanes, while the rest will be a 6-lane expressway.

As per a ToI report, NHAI recently said that it is hoping to complete the work and finish laying the road by April-end. NHAI project director RP Singh was quoted in the report saying, "We will stick to our April-end deadline." He further revealed that the work on the 8 Km stretch is 46% complete.

The national daily report revealed that a visit to the stretch showed that the remaining work is not likely to be complete for the next three weeks. A total of 10 underpasses are to be built in on this stretch. Talking about which Singh said, "These 10 underpasses will accommodate traffic coming from Indirapura, Siddharth Vihar and Vijay Nagar on the Ghaziabad side and that from Noida."

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 18 Apr 2019
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