Delhi to Meerut in 45 minutes from December, Nitin Gadkari shares video

A drive from Delhi to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh will be a matter of just 45 minutes instead of nearly 1.30 hours taken currently. The expressway connecting the two cities is now almost complete.

A drive from Delhi to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh will be a matter of just 45 minutes instead of nearly 1.30 hours taken currently. The expressway connecting the two cities is now almost complete. On Monday, Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced a new deadline to complete the project, which is in December.

Gadkari took to Twitter to share a time-lapse video of the expressway, showing the progress of roadwork along the highway. Currently, the Delhi-Meerut expressway is operational phases.

The stretch between Akshardham in Delhi to UP Gate and the stretch between Dasna to Hapur is operational. The other two phases connecting UP Gate with Dasna and Dasna with Meerut are under construction.

The phase 1 of the project (Akshardham to UP Gate) caters to about 1.2 lakh passenger car units (PCUs) per day. Phase 2 (UP Gate to Dana) is about 19.2km while phase 4 (Dasna to Meerut) is about 32km and is being built as a six-lane access-controlled highway.

Nitin Gadkari Tweeted about the Delhi-Meerut expressway :

The stretch between Akshardham in Delhi to UP Gate and the stretch between Dasna to Hapur is operational. The other two phases connecting UP Gate with Dasna and Dasna with Meerut are under construction.

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