The 96-km long 14-lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is now open to the public. It will reduce the travel time between Meerut and Delhi to 45 minutes instead of over two and half hours which is the present travel duration between both the cities.
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari took to Twitter to announce the commencement of the highly-anticipated road project. “Delhi Meerut Expressway has now been completed & opened to traffic. We have full filled our promise of reducing travel time between Delhi-Meerut from 2.5 hours to 45 minutes,” tweeted Gadkari.
The expressway connecting the two cities is operational from today. Presently, commuters take the NH-58 to enter Delhi which takes over three hours to cover a distance of 70 km.