Inaugration of Eastern Peripheral E-Way

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India’s first smart and green highway, the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), which consumed 5 lakh tonnes of cement and 1 lakh tonne of steel, has inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi this month. The Prime Minister has dedicate to the nation the 135-km six-lane accesscontrolled expressway, built at a cost of nearly Rs 11,000 crore to decongest the national capital along with the first phase of Delhi- Meerut Expressway. The EPE is equipped with smart and intelligent highway traffic management system (HTMS) and video incident detection system (VIDS) besides a closed tolling system in which the collections will be made only on the distance travelled and not on the entire length and would be lit with solar lights. The cost of construction alone for the project was Rs 4,420 crore.