New Delhi, Mar 30: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the 10.3-km Hindon Elevated Road project – the country’s longest elevated road on Friday.  It has been designed to enable fast traffic with an average speed of 80 km per hour. The Hindon Elevated Road will provide seamless connectivity to commuters between Raj Nagar Extension and UP Gate near East Delhi east border.

However, former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took potshots at Yogi saying “Ram Ram Japna, Paraya Kaam Apna (Chanting the name of Ram, other credit for others’ work).”

Notably, the construction of the elevated road was started in November 2014 by the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, which was voted out of power in March 2017. The road was scheduled to be completed in April 2017 but got delayed.

Here are key facts to know about the newly inaugurated elevated road: 

  • It is the longest flyway in India to be built on single-pier pillars.
  • On March 11, the elevated road project got the much-awaited environment clearance.
  • The road has been built at a cost of Rs 1,170 crore over three years.
  • It would shorten the over an hour-long journey from Ghaziabad to Delhi to 18 minutes.
  • The road will also connect commuters from the National Highway-24 (NH-24) directly to Raj Nagar Extension and towards Meerut.
  • The elevated road has been constructed on Transit-oriented Development (TOD) basis, which took five years to be completed.