Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, while inaugurating the Dasna-Hapur section of Delhi-Meerut Expressway (package 3) in UP’s Pilakhuwa, on Monday, announced that the Ghazipur-Dasna section of this road (package 2) will be completed in next three months, and the entire Delhi-Meerut Expressway will be ready for commuters within six months.

The 16-lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway connects Delhi with Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh and reduces travel time to just 45 minutes between the two cities.

According to a statement by the road transport and highways ministry, “A sum of INR 8346 crore is likely to be spent on the project. The third package from Dasna to Hapur in Ghaziabad is over 22 kilometres long. Its civil cost is INR 1058 crore. This 6-lane section has 2+2 lane service roads on either sides and a 4.68 kilometre long 6-lane elevated corridor at Pilkhuwa. It has seven new bridges, a flyover at Hapur bypass, 11 vehicular underpasses, two pedestrian underpasses, two-foot overbridges, six major junctions and 105 minor junctions”

Also, the union road transport & highway minister launched the use of plastic waste in National Highways construction at Delhi-Ghaziabad border during the inauguration.

“A stretch of road has recently been constructed using waste plastic on NH-48 near Dhaula Kuan. A portion of Delhi- Meerut expressway and Gurugram- Sohna road have also been planned for construction, using plastic waste,” said a statement by the road transport & highway ministry.