In a significant infrastructure boost for Uttar Pradesh ahead of the elections in the state scheduled for 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the construction of a 74-km long 14-lane Delhi-Dasna-Meerut expressway which will be built at a cost of Rs 7,566 crore.
The expressway will decongest the existing route connecting the two cities and will play a key role in tackling pollution in the region.
"This highway will show the path to tackle pollution," PM Modi said addressing a crowded gathering here today. The PM also laid the foundation stone for the upgradation of the 22-km-long Dasna-Hapur section of National Highway (NH) 24.
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