The Yamuna Expressway is a 6-lane (extendable to 8 lanes), 165 km long, controlled-access highway that connects Greater Noida with Agra was opened yesterday. Implemented by Jaypee Group, this project’s construction was completed in May 2012, which is two years ahead of its expected completion date and yesterday Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav formally inaugurated it.
Being a boon to frequent travelers between these two cities, this expressway has reduced the travel time time by half. So now, people can from India Gate in New Delhi to the Taj Mahal in just two-and-a-half hours.
Expected to be used by over 100,000 vehicles every day, this rigid concrete-built pavement carriageway has a width of 15.70 m and its earthen shoulder’s width 5.10m. The total project cost is reported to be 12,839 crore (US$2.32 billion). According to the advertisements being shown, the Yamuna Expressway has SOS booths and CCTV cameras installed at every 5 kms.
In addition to this, mobile radars make sure that commuters comply with minimum and maximum speed limits; and see one highway patrol every 25 km. People on vacation would love to take a road trip on this highyway built on the virgin land by the side of River Yamuna.
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