Delhi Merut highway will cut 1 hour from travel time

DELHI
After several flip-flops, the road transport and highways has decided to build the much delayed Delhi Merut Expressway starting from Nizamuddin Bridge on Ring Road. This is one of three expressway projects that PMO is monitoring with the target of awarding work in this financial year. Once complete, commuters will be able to reach Meerut in 45 to 60 minutes and cut travel time to Haridwar and Dehradun by almost an hour.

While the present stretch of NH-24 up to UP Gate will be widened to 14 lanes from the present eight, the road between UP Gate and Dasna will be eight-laned. The next phase of the expressway will be built on a new alignment from Dasna to Meerut — a six-lane stretch joining Meerut bypass.

“Since the expressway has been planned to improve connectivity between Delhi and Meerut, the six central lanes on the Delhi-UP Gate stretch will be barricaded exclusively for traffic heading towards Meerut,” said a transport ministry official.

Read the full report here, Times of India

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