Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India’s first 14 lane Expressway – The Delhi-Meerut Expressway (Delhi Section) from Nizamuddin Bridge to UP border. The 14 lane expressway stretches 8.716 km and has been completed in a record time of 18 months as against the scheduled 30 months by NHAI and Welspun Enterprises Ltd. under Hybrid Annuity Model. Designed for a speed up to 120 km/h, this expressway will substantially reduce the travel time from 45 minutes to just 8 minutes. It will also help in reduce pollution, better fuel efficiency and enhanced quality of life of millions of people.
Shri Nitin Gadkari - Honorable Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya - Honorable Union Minister of State for Road, Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, Shri Maheish Girri - Member of Parliament, Shri Rajendra Agrawal – Member of Parliament, Mr. B. K. Goenka – Chairman of Welspun Group and Mr. Sandeep Garg – MD & CEO, Welspun Enterprises Ltd. were also present on this milestone occasion. Welspun Group through its technological excellence has also been contributing to the nation’s growth through its various businesses verticals and is proud to be associated with NHAI to develop various HAM projects.
Accompanying him, Shri Nitin Gadkari – Honorable Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation said “Congratulations to NHAI and Welspun Group for completing the green and sustainable Delhi - Meerut Expressway in record time. The stretch also features India’s first Cycling Track on both sides, Vertical Gardens, Solar panels for Lighting, Drip water irrigation, replicas of prominent monuments like Qutub Minar & Ashoka Stambh, Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS), CCTV’s and plantation of new trees. The project consists of a six-lane expressway in the centre, flanked by two four-lane highways on either side - making it 14-lanes in total.