Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation said at the sidelines of the inauguration “Congratulations to NHAI and Welspun Group for completing the green and sustainable Delhi-Meerut Expressway in a record time."
B K Goenka, Chairman of Welspun Group also said on the occasion, “We congratulate the Honorable Prime Minister on completing 4 successful years at the Centre and sharing his vision to transform and connect India. We are thankful and proud to be associated with NHAI under the Hybrid Annuity Model. Welspun Enterprises was the first Company to achieve the financial closure for this expressway project. We are proud to contribute through industry first initiatives like vertical gardens, cycling track, solar lighting and beautification of this stretch. The completion of this expressway along with NHAI strongly showcases our strength in Infrastructure and truly resonates with our philosophy of Leading Tomorrow Together."
Welspun Enterprises has developed the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (Delhi Section) in a record time of 18 months as against the scheduled 30 months, setting a new benchmark with operational efficiency and commitment. The stretch also features India’s first Cycling Track on both sides, Vertical Gardens, Solar panels for Lighting, Drip water irrigation, replicas of prominent monuments like Qutub Minar & Ashoka Stambh, Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS), CCTV’s and plantation of new trees. The project consists of a six-lane expressway in the centre, flanked by two four-lane highways on either side - making it 14-lanes in total.
Designed for a speed up to 120 km/h, this expressway will substantially reduce the travel time from 45 minutes to just 8 minutes. It will also help in reduce pollution, better fuel efficiency and enhanced quality of life of millions of people.
@EPC World Media