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Government To Fund Rs. 50,000 Crore For Highway Projects

Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport and Highway Minister announced that the government will be taking up various projects all together worth over Rs. 50,000 crores to decentralise the traffic from the capital. These projects prime target is to decongest Delhi, which is currently facing air and water pollution on severe level. 

Speaking on the project, Gadkari said, “A new ring road project which costs Rs. 4,000 crore will also be constructed to help control the pollution level of Delhi. Just like the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, this new project will bifurcate through different ends of the central. The details of this project will be announced shortly and it is officially names as Urban Extension Road (UER).”  

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Gadkari recently inaugurated the foundation stone for a Rs. 2,820 crore highway corridor project that will link Akshardham to the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) junction on Baghpat road. Gadkari also added, “Delhi is facing problem of air and water pollution. There are frequent traffic jams. We have taken a decision to start work on Rs. 50,000 crore highway projects to decongest it. Starting next week onward, the foundation stone for Rs. 10,000 crore Dwarka Expressway project will take place. I’m also happy to report that the work on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway is also on time and will be completed by March. With operation of Delhi-Meerut Expressway, the entire trip distance will be reduced from 3.5 Hrs to just 40 mins.”