Eastern Peripheral Expressway boasts of many firsts

New Delhi/Kundli, April 22: The Eastern Peripheral Expressway — which is expected to provide major relief to Delhi from vehicular pollution — is set to be completed in a record time of 500 days as against a sanctioned target of 910 days, NHAI officials said. The 135-km Expressway will boast of many firsts including a closed tolling system in which toll will be collected only on the distance travelled and not on the entire length, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Chief General Engineer B.S. Singla told IANS. There will also be provision for electronic collection of toll to ensure disruption-free movement of traffic. “Apart from that, we have also installed weigh-in motion sensors on all entry points which will ensure that over-loaded vehicles are not allowed to enter the Expressway,” he said. To check speeding, cameras have been put up every two kilometres.
While some work is still to be completed on the expressway which connects Palwal with Kundli bypassing Delhi, the Expressway is expected to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 29. (IANS)