The 14 lane highway will also improve the lifestyle of metropolis and generate employment opportunities in the nearby remote villages. PM Modi also termed this highway as the road to freedom from pollution and  a link to convert crisis into opportunity for middle class people.

Here's all you need to know about this ambitious project that will be the development hub for all the towns in this area:

The alignment of Delhi-Meerut expressway will start from Nizammudin Bridge from Delhi and will continue on existing NH 24 up to Dasna.

The alignment will terminate on inner ring road/ Meerut bypass near railway crossing (km 66) at Meerut. From Dasna, there will be a complete new alignment up to Meerut.

The project is proposed under four packages with the three packages Nizamuddin Bridge to UP Border, UP Border to Dasna and Dasna to Hapur with an estimated cost of Rs 2,809.6 crore.

The total land required for three packages is 348.6 hectares of which 343.36 hectare has already been acquired.

The fourth package will be a new alignment of Delhi Meerut expressway from Dasna to Meerut and six lane connector.

The 87 km project besides 9 km connector will have 6 lane expressway and 4+4 lane highway, service roads, cycle tracks, flyovers, elevated sections, major and minor bridges, railway over bridges, vehicular underpasses and pedestrian underpasses.

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