Eastern Peripheral Expressway was recently inaugurated by PM Modi.
About Eastern Peripheral Expressway:
The 135- km expressway connects National Highway 1 and 2 from the eastern side of Delhi and aims to decongest and de-pollute the national capital by diverting traffic.
It commences near Kundil in Haryana and terminates near Palwal by passing through Sonepat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, and Palwal.
It is India’s first highway to be lit by solar power besides provisions of rainwater harvesting on every 500 meters on both sides and would showcase 36 national monuments and 40 fountains.
The state-of-the-art road will have auto challans for over-speeding as cameras will capture speed of vehicles. It will also have provisions of tolling only for the distance traveled. The expressway has an iconic toll plaza at the entry point on Kundli side besides digital art gallery.
Around 2.5 lakh trees have been planted near it, including transplant of 8-10-year-old trees. It also has drip irrigation provision.
The Eastern and the Western Peripheral Expressways were planned in 2006 following the apex court’s order to build a ring road outside the national capital for channeling the traffic not bound for Delhi.