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Delhi-Meerut Expressway update: Nitin Gadkari shares photos of under-construction Chipyana Rail-Overbridge

To decongest Delhi-NCR and with the continuous increase in high-speed traffic along with problems of traffic jams and rising levels of pollution, the project of Delhi-Meerut Expressway has been constructed at a cost of Rs 8,346 crore in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 30, 2021 19:08 IST
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Construction of Rail-Over-Bridge at Chipyana crossing underway at Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

In a new update for Delhi-Meerut Expressway, the construction of one of the most important Rail-Over-Bridge at 'Chipyana' crossing is at full swing. The intersection has been a cause of heavy traffic jams and has turned into a bottleneck on India's widest expressway.

Taking to Twitter, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari informed that 66m and 74m long girders have been setup on under construction Rail-Over-Bridge at Chipyana on 'Delhi-Meerut Expressway' Phase-II.

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Construction of Rail-Over-Bridge at Chipyana crossing underway at Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

The bridge is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The flyover lies above the most bussiest train crossing.

To decongest Delhi-NCR and with the continuous increase in high-speed traffic along with problems of traffic jams and rising levels of pollution, the project of Delhi-Meerut Expressway has been constructed at a cost of Rs 8,346 crore in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

India Tv - Chipyana Crossing, Delhi Meerut Expressway

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Construction of Rail-Over-Bridge at Chipyana crossing underway at Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2018 had inaugurated the first phase of the Rs 8,346-crore 9-km stretch of 14-lane highway. The expressway was made fully operation between Delhi-Meerut a couple of months ago.

However, months ago, Nitin Gadkari regretted that the Delhi-Meerut Highway contractors have failed to construct adequate roadside facilities where people can ease themselves.

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The minister said that although people were thanking him for the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, but he has seen picture of one badly constructed road-side amenity on the expressway.

India Tv - Chipyana Crossing, Delhi Meerut Expressway

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Rail-Over-Bridge construction underway at Chipyana crossing at Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

"People are happy with the Delhi-Meerut Express highway. Lots of people are thanking me. (But), there is one roadside amenity on Delhi-Meerut highway. I have seen the picture, I don't want to take the name of the contractor. But, the roadside amenity that he has constructed is so bad and dirty that one can't even use the toilet facility," he added.

Gadkari said he would pull up the contractor for not doing the job properly.

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Traffic at Chipyana crossing as construction of Rail-Over-Bridge underway at Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

He further said the need of the hour is to create 100 companies like Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and ensure that smaller companies grow bigger.

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