Delhi-Meerut Expressway project

delhi-meerut expressway project

Question: Recently, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of which of the following 14-lane expressway project?

(a) Delhi-Lucknow Expressway
(b) Delhi-Agra Expressway
(c) Delhi-Meerut Expressway
(d) Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway

Ans (c)

Related facts:

  • On 31 December 2015, The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone of the of 74 km long Delhi-Dasna-Meerut 14 lane Expressway.
  • Along with this he also unviled the upgradation of 22 Km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24, at Sector-62 in Noida.
  • Delhi-Meerut Expressway will spur development in western Uttar Pradesh.
  • The above project will cost Rs 7566 Crore and will include the following three components :
  • DME Phase-I – Construction of 28 km long 14 lane Delhi-Dasna section of Delhi-Meerut Expressway, costing Rs 2869 Crore.
  • DME Phase II – Construction of 46 km long, 6 lane Dasna-Meerut section of Delhi-Meerut Expressway, costing Rs 3575 Crore.
  • Phase-III- 6- laning of 22 km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH -24 costing Rs 1122 Crore.
  • This expressway is the first project under the new Hybrid Annuity model.
  • It will be developed as a smart expressway.

Reference:

http://pmindia.gov.in/en/news_updates/pm-unveils-plaque-for-foundation-stone-of-delhi-meerut-expressway/?comment=disable

http://pmindia.gov.in/en/news_updates/text-of-pms-address-at-the-foundation-stone-laying-ceremony-for-the-construction-of-delhi-dasna-meerut-expressway-and-upgradation-of-dasna-hapur-section-of-nh-24/?comment=disable

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=134068

http://pib.nic.in/eventsite/ebook/pdf/MinistryofRoadTransportandHighways.pdf

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