This Article is From Aug 09, 2012

Yamuna Expressway to open today

Greater Noida: The 165-km long Yamuna Expressway connecting Greater Noida with Agra will be inaugurated today by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Mr Yadav will inaugurate the Expressway from Lucknow while senior Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav will flag off vehicles at the Expressway, official sources said.

The toll road will be thrown open to the public from 4 pm today after the inauguration ceremony, the sources said.

The state government has given approval to the toll rates at Rs 2.10 per km for cars and light motor vehicles (LMVs) with three toll plazas at 38 km, 95 km and 150 km points. Two more toll plazas would be constructed later, they said.

The total length of the Expressway is 165.537 km from Greater Noida zero point till NH2 at Agra.

There are six interchanges, 70 underpasses, 75 cart track underpasses, 41 minor bridges and 182 culverts.

At five places the Expressway promoter Jaypee group will develop integrated townships on 500 hectare land each at Noida, Jaganpur, Mirzapur, Tappal (Aligarh) and Kuber(Agra), official sources said.