The wait is finally over as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Eastern Peripheral Expressway on 27th May. The construction of this expressway was announced fifteen years ago and finally completed by the National Highway Authority of India [NHAI] this year.
Earlier, the NHAI – National Highway Authority of India gave an update to the Supreme Court according to which the issues of land acquisitions related to the construction of this expressway in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana State have been resolved in a satisfactory manner.
The Eastern Peripheral Expressway is 135-km-long and its signal-free connectivity to Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will ease traffic congestion due to which the commuters can reach their destination in the minimum time possible. This expressway connects Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Greater Noida and Palwal.
The foundation of this expressway was laid in the year 2005, after the court directed then Central Government to build a peripheral expressway to decongest the capital city Delhi and its surrounding near on the plea filed by an environmentalist MC Mehta in the year 1985. This plea incorporated issue of vehicular pollution.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to inaugurate the Eastern Peripheral Expressway Modi on 29th April, but the launch of the same was postponed to his unavailability. After which the Supreme Court ordered NHAI – National Highway Authority of India to open this expressway for public use by May 31.