PM Modi Inaugurates Eastern Peripheral, Delhi-Meerut Expressways

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.

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Zoji La Tunnel: PM Modi lays foundation stone for the project which will be a game changer for J&K

Zoji La Tunnel Project in Kashmir: Big infrastructure boost for the country! The construction of the much-awaited infrastructure project Zoji La tunnel is finally going to commence. The foundation stone for the big infrastructure project is being laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Zoji La tunnel project is 14.2 km long and the game changer project will connect Kashmir Valley to Ladakh – ensuring all-weather access. The big road project is being built at a whopping cost of Rs 6,809 crore, which includes cost towards land acquisition, maintenance, and operation, resettlement as well as rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The development work of the tunnel project is likely to be over by the year 2026.

About the Zojila pass tunnel:

It is a 14.2-km long tunnel project in Jammu and Kashmir to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil, and Leh, which remains cut-off from the rest of India during winters due to heavy snowfall. “Zojila tunnel will be the longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia.

The project will be implemented by the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRT&H) through the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL).

The project would enhance the safety of travelers crossing Zojila Pass and reduce the travel time from 3.5 hours to 15 minutes. This pass is most strategic for the entire Kargil sector which has seen intrusion and war in the past. It will further increase the employment potential for the local laborers for the project activities.

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Road Tax

Transferring vehicles from one state to another could become hassle-free soon if a recommendation by a group of state transport ministers is accepted by the government.

The group of ministers (GoM) constituted by the Union road transport and highways ministry, which met on Friday in Guwahati, has recommended a uniform structure of road tax for vehicles across states, a senior government official said. The GoM is headed by Rajasthan transport minister  Yunus Khan.

The recommendation, if accepted will allow the transfer of vehicles from one state to another without levying road tax. The GoM has also recommended national passenger vehicles permit for passenger cars.

Noting that the Centre has the powers to decide the principles on which the motor vehicles tax can be levied, the GoM recommended that the tax is based on invoice price of the vehicles. It has recommended three slabs, 8 percent tax on vehicles below 10 lakhs, 10 percent for vehicles costing between 10 -20 lakhs, and 12 percent for vehicles above 20 lakhs. Diesel vehicles may have to pay 2 percent extra taxes, while electric vehicles will be given a two percent discount.

However, implementing the uniform road tax structure won’t be easy as all states will have to come on board.

The GoM has also recommended a national bus and taxi permit on lines of such permit for goods transport.

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