Yamuna Expressway: View from the sky

India | | August 10, 2012, 6:01 pm
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The project saw the light of the day after months of delay due to varied reasons ranging from farmers' protests over land acquisition to demand for free service lanes for nearby villages.

The project saw the light of the day after months of delay due to varied reasons ranging from farmers' protests over land acquisition to demand for free service lanes for nearby villages.

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When the project was conceived initially a deadline of 2013 was set. But the government later advanced it to 2010 in view of the Commonwealth Games.

When the project was conceived initially a deadline of 2013 was set. But the government later advanced it to 2010 in view of the Commonwealth Games.

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The 165km-long Yamuna Expressway, which will reduce commuting time between Greater Noida and Agra to a mere two hours, was thrown open after months of delay on August 9.

The 165km-long Yamuna Expressway, which will reduce commuting time between Greater Noida and Agra to a mere two hours, was thrown open after months of delay on August 9.

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The fast-track road, built at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore, was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and opened for public.

The fast-track road, built at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore, was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and opened for public.

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While cars would have to pay Rs 320 for a one-way trip, two-wheelers would have to shell out Rs 150.

While cars would have to pay Rs 320 for a one-way trip, two-wheelers would have to shell out Rs 150.

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Akhilesh Yadav said the Noida-Greater Noida road would not be included in the expressway and no toll would be realised for using it.

Akhilesh Yadav said the Noida-Greater Noida road would not be included in the expressway and no toll would be realised for using it.