By Accommodation Times News Services
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the construction of 74 Km long Delhi-Dasna-Meerut 14 lane Expressway and upgradation of 22 Km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24, at Institutional Area, Plot No A-33, Sector -62, Noida, at 12 Noon on Thursday ,the 31st of December 2015.
Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari , said, “There is an urgent need for an expressway between Delhi and Meerut because NH- 58, the only existing link between the two places is heavily congested with traffic.
Gadkari informed that the above project will cost Rs 7566 Crore and will include the following three components.
- DME Phase-I – Construction of 28 km long 14 lane Delhi-Dasna section of Delhi-Meerut Expressway, costing Rs 2869 Crore
- DME Phase II – Construction of 46 km long, 6 lane Dasna-Meerut section of Delhi-Meerut Expressway, costing Rs 3575 Crore
- 6- laning of 22 km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH -24 costing Rs 1122 Crore.
The alignment of Delhi-Meerut Express will start from Nizammudin Bridge [T point km 00.000] from Delhi and will continue on existing NH – 24 upto Dasna [km 30.38]. From Dasna there will be completely a new alignment upto Meerut. The alignment will terminate on inner ring road/ Meerut bypass near Railway crossing [km 66] at Meerut.