Photos: PM Modi inaugurates Eastern Peripheral Expressway, holds roadshow

PM Modi on May 27, 2018, inaugurated the Rs 11,000-crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway.

May 27, 2018, 20:52 PM IST

PM Modi on May 27, 2018, inaugurated the Rs 11,000-crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway.

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EPE is India's first highway to be lit by solar power besides provisions of rainwater harvesting every 500 meters on both sides. It also showcases 36 national monuments and 40 fountains. There are 8 solar power plants on this expressway having a capacity of 4000-kilo watt (4 MW).

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The state-of-the-art road has auto challan system for over-speeding, as cameras will capture speed of vehicles besides having provisions of tolling only for the distance travelled. The expressway has an iconic toll plaza at the entry point on Kundli side besides digital art gallery.

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It is also equipped with smart and intelligent highway traffic management system (HTMS) and video incident detection system (VIDS) and is environment-friendly with world-class safety features and smart/ interactive infrastructure. The foundation stone of the greenfield project was laid by PM Modi on November 5, 2015.

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About 2.5 lakh trees have been planted alongside the expressways including transplant of 8-10-year-old trees with drip irrigation system for plantation.

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The fully access controlled six-lane expressway provides entry and exit designated interchanges only. It has 406 structures of which 4 are major bridges, 46 minor bridges, 3 flyovers, 7 inter-changes and 221 underpasses.

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Photos courtesy - PIB, @narendramodi, @BJP4India

 

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