Greater Noida: The much-awaited Yamuna Expressway project (Taj Expressway), which connects the 165 km long stretch between Greater Noida and Agra, is on the verge of completion. Out of the six interchanges, three are nearly complete and only 25 percent of the interchange work is left.

State’s Industrial Development Secretary Alok Kumar and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Santosh Kumar Dwivedi on Thursday surveyed the construction work on the expressway.

According to Alok Kumar, “The construction on the Expressway will be completed by December. The expressway, which has been built keeping the international standards in mind, will make it easier for the commuters to cover the distance between Greater Noida and Agra in 90 minutes.”

He also informed that three out of six interchanges are already complete on the 165 kms long expressway, which will be 100 metres wide.

Divulging the details, JP Construction’s expressway in-charge SS Puri said, “The entire expressway is constructed with concrete thus making it renovation-free for at least 50 years.”

“Seven facility centers in 8.5 hectare land area will also be constructed, which will have petrol pumps, restaurants, medical centers and lavatory facilities. Wi-Fi patrolling vehicles will also be set up to keep a tab on the law and order situation. Emergency parking facilities will be availed by the commuters while underpasses will be constructed to give easy access to the villagers,” Puri added.

Remarkably, the total cost of the Yamuna Expressway is Rs 11,000 crore. Initially, there will be three toll plaza, however, the number will be increased to six after the completion of the expressway.

JPN/Bureau