The eastern peripheral expressway is soon to be inaugurated in India, in the month of April 2018. This is the great step taken by the prime minister of our country, Mr. Narendra Modi to resolve the issue of traffic-congestion in Delhi. This is said to be India’s first smart and green highway which is spread up to 135 kilometers Six-lane and took Rs. 11,000 crores to build.
This smart and green highway is connected to Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Palwal. This is a very big project made in India which required 5 lakh tonne of cement, 1 Lakh tonne of steel. This smart and green highway is also acquired with a smart Highway traffic management system [HTMS]. And not just it but it also has Video Incident Detection System [VIDS] and a proper tolling system.
“This will be a full access controlled six-lane expressway and entry and exit will be through designated interchanges only. There will be closed tolling system and the toll will be collected only on the distance traveled and not on the entire length. Toll plazas will be equipped with Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system for faster toll collection and uninterrupted travel experience.” said Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport, and Highways Minister.
The plan will be consist of 2.5 lakh trees and solar panels will be used as the energy source. This express highway will divert around 2 Lakh of vehicles passing through the city. It is going to be really smart and will be well equipped. It is claimed that the highway will have public toilets at every 2.5Km of distance, hotels, restaurants, restrooms, petrol pump, shops, repair system etc.
“This smart and green highway will have 8 interchanges, 4 flyovers, 71 vehicle underpasses, and 6 RoB’s—a total of 400 structures, out of which two major bridges are on the rivers Yamuna and Hindon”.
“Eastern Peripheral Highway is just the beginning. We will make 12 such express highways. Three of such highways were started in 2017 itself.” said by Nitin Gadkari.