Greater Noida: With the preparations for the much awaited Formula One race in India being on full swing, construction of the 36 kilometre stretch of Yamuna Expressway has been completed till Jewar. The foreign visitors for the Formula One race will take this route to reach the race track.

Though the expressway has been connected to Noida and Greater Noida expressways, it has yet not been opened for the commuters. The 165 kilometre long Yamuna Expressway is targeted to be operational for public by December. 

While work on the interchanges, underpass and bridges is being finalised, the finishing work is expected to be completed within 15 days. The renovation of Noida and Greater Noida interchange is also under process and a park is being planned in the remaining vacant area.

The construction of the interchange near Galgotia College has also been completed. Now the commuters will be able to reach the Yamuna Expressway from Noida taking the Mahamaya flyover and drive swiftly to the F-1 track without applying breaks.

According to a JP construction company executive, “The work is in progress and almost 80 percent has been completed. There are 6 interchanges, 70 underpasses, 41 bridges, 76 court track crossings and 183 culverts from Greater Noida to Agra.”

The 100 metres-wide Expressway has been prepared by concrete at a cost of Rs 11,000 crores, he added. Currently, it has six lanes but is proposed to be extended to eight lanes.

(JPN/Bureau)