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PM Modi launches 7500 cr-14-lane Delhi-Meerut expressway, will cut travel time to 40 mins

India TV News Desk [ Updated: December 31, 2015 14:06 IST ]

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.