Prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway, also known as the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, on May 27, 2018. The inaugural ceremony will be held at the District Sports Stadium of Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, a Haryana government release said.
“The construction of the KGP Expressway would relieve Delhi from traffic congestion. This project had been completed in a record time of two years, at the cost of Rs 5,763 crores. It is the country’s first ‘access-control highway’ and the vehicles would have to pay toll equivalent to their travel,” it said.
At every 500 metres, arrangement for rain water harvesting has been done on both sides of the expressway. Before the inauguration of the KGP Expressway, the prime minister will inaugurate the Digital Art Gallery of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at the toll plaza in Jakhauli village, in district Sonipat. Regarding preparations for the arrival of the prime minister, the release said that helipads have been set up on the KGP Expressway.
“Solar energy has been used. A replica of 36 monuments, like India Gate, Gateway of India, Ashoka Stambha, showcasing the art and culture of the country, have been established. The Digital Art Gallery would present the glorious construction story of the KGP Expressway,” the release further stated. There are 18 displays in the gallery. In this gallery, all the information from the beginning of the construction work and completion of the Expressway, through digital medium are present. The gallery would also have a group picture of the complete team involved in the construction of the Expressway with the prime minister, the release added.