Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates two major highways
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India’s first 14-lane highway. It connects Delhi and Meerut.
He also inaugurated the Eastern Peripheral Expressway which is said to be the first green and smart highway in India.
The two highways are part of the ambitious projects of the government to improve road connectivity in the country.
The first phase of the 14-lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway has been built at a cost of Rs 842 crore. The highway will allow the travelers to avoid 31 traffic signals currently on the Delhi-Meerut road and runs through a distance of 82 km.
The 135-km long Eastern Peripheral Expressway also provides signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Palwal.
The expressway has been completed in a record time of 17 months after its foundation stone was laid by PM Modi in November 2015.