Delhi section of India's first 14-lane expressway inaugurated


The Delhi section of India's first 14-lane expressway was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Package I of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway was developed by Welspun Enterprises Ltd. for the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The 8.716 km Delhi section was completed in 18 months, 12 months ahead of schedule. It consists of a 6-lane expressway in the centre and 4-lane highways on either side. The new road has been designed for speeds up to 120 km/h and is expected to cut travel time from 45 minutes to just 8 minutes.

The stretch features a cycling track on both sides, vertical gardens, solar panels for lighting, drip water irrigation systems, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and CCTV. Replicas of famous monuments like the Qutub Minar and Ashoka Stambh have also been built along this section.

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