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PM lays foundation stone of Delhi-Meerut Expressway project

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of ambitious Delhi-Meerut Expressway project.

The project will cost Rs. 7566 crores and will include construction of 74 Km long Delhi-Dasna-Meerut 14 lane Expressway and upgradation of 22 Km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24 in three phases.

The alignment of Delhi-Meerut Express will start from Nizammudin Bridge from Delhi and will continue on existing NH – 24 upto Dasna. From Dasna there will be a completely new alignment upto Meerut. The alignment will terminate on inner ring road or Meerut bypass near Railway crossing at Meerut.

Presently there is only one route, NH-58 between Delhi and Meerut on which the traffic remains jammed at several places, thus causing a lot of inconvenience to people.

The Prime Minister had last month launched three important highway projects worth Rs. 10,166 crores to decongest Delhi.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi reviewed the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport and Rih-Tedim road project in Myanmar and described the project as one of the cornerstones of India’s “Act East” policy, and urged for its speedy completion. (ANI)