To ease traffic congestion in the national capital, the Cabinet is likely to give its nod to widening of the crucial UP Gate to Dasna stretch of the Rs 7,566-crore Delhi-Meerut Expressway in a fortnight.
"The proposal for widening of 19.28 km UP Gate to Dasna stretch of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway is likely to get Cabinet nod in another fortnight," a source privy to the development said.
The other two stretches - Akshardham temple to UP Gate and Dasna to Hapur have already been approved by the Cabinet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 31, 2015 had unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway to be built at a cost of Rs 7,566 crore that includes construction of 28-km long 14 lane Delhi-Dasna section.
The Delhi-Meerut Expressway would be an access controlled highway and 31 traffic signals have been removed from the stretch.
While, the work on Delhi-Dasna section would cost of Rs 2,869 crore, the construction of 46 km long six-lane Dasna-Meerut section of the expressway will cost Rs 3,575 crore.
Besides, six-laning of 22 km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH 24 will cost Rs 1,122 crore.