Work on the proposed Delhi-Meerut expressway from Nizamuddin Bridge on Ring Road will be started by the Road Transport and Highways Department. This is one of the three expressway projects that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is monitoring with the target of awarding work in this financial year.
When Delhi-Meerut expressway completed, commuters will be able to reach Meerut in 45 to 60 minutes and cut travel time to Haridwar and Dehradun by almost an hour. While the present stretch of NH-24 up to UP Gate will be widened to 14 lanes from the present eight, the road between UP Gate and Dasna will be eight-laned.
The next phase of the expressway will be built on a new alignment from Dasna to Meerut — a six-lane stretch joining Meerut bypass.