The Yamuna Expressway, which connects the national capital Delhi with the world-renowned city of Agra that is home to the Taj Mahal, is one of the busiest expressways in north India. The Expressway, which starts from the Pari Chowk in Noida and culminates at Kuberpur in Agra, on the National Highway-2, has been a game-changer, as far as improving connectivity to several cities in Uttar Pradesh (UP) is concerned. The Yamuna Expressway also enables faster connectivity to UP’s capital Lucknow as it joins with the 302-km Agra–Lucknow Expressway Project.
Plans are also in the making to connect the Yamuna Expressway with the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), also known as the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway. To be built on 57 hectares of land, a cloverleaf interchange loop will directly connect from the upcoming Jewar Airport to Delhi-NCR via the EPE.
Yamuna Expressway inception
Plans to build the expressway project, earlier called the Taj Expressway were announced by the then UP CM Mayawati in 2001. The move was aimed at reducing congestion on the NH-2 and reducing the travel time between Delhi and Agra by half.
Yamuna Expressway inauguration date
The then Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the six-lane access controlled Yamuna Expressway on August 9, 2021, through a video link from his Lucknow home. It took 47 months to build the Yamuna Expressway.
Yamuna Expressway distance
The 165-km-long Yamuna Expressway runs from Greater Noida to Agra, crossing Aligarh and Mathura.
Yamuna Expressway impact of travel time
The Yamuna Expressway has reduced the travel time between Agra and Delhi to two-and-a-half hours.
Yamuna Expressway project cost
The construction cost of the Yamuna Expressway was Rs 13,300 crores.
Yamuna Expressway owner
Note here that the Yamuna Expressway is a private highway, owned by the embattled Jaypee Infratech Limited (JIL).
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Yamuna Expressway speed limit
The speed limit on the Yamuna Expressway is 100 km/h.
Yamuna Expressway security
While CCTVs are installed after every 5 kms on the Expressway to check speeding and rash driving, the Yamuna Expressway also has a highway patrol at every 25 kms.
Yamuna Expressway toll collection
The owner of the Yamuna Expressway, Jaypee Infratech Limited, has started to collect toll through FASTag since June 15, 2021.
Yamuna Expressway toll rate
Here is the toll rate list at the Yamuna Expressway:
Roundtrip for cars: Rs 510
Round trip for two-wheelers: Rs 240
Round trip for buses: Rs 1,680
Yamuna Expressway toll plazas
The Expressway has three toll plazas, at Jewar, Mathura and Agra.
It also has 68 cart track crossings, 35 underpasses, one railway bridge and one major bridge. The Yamuna Expressway also has 13 service roads for the local commuters to access it.
Yamuna Expressway route map
Yamuna Expressway impact on real estate
Value of land along the 165-km Yamuna Expressway has undergone tremendous change since the mega infrastructure project was initiated. While boosting land rates, the Expressway has also started a real estate boom in areas along, with leading real estate developers announcing projects along the Yamuna Expressway. The Expressway has become the new hotspot of affordable housing in the national capital.
Yamuna Expressway has also remained a hotbed of economic activity since it became operational. To provide a further boost to the economic prospects of areas along the Expressway, the UP government has announced various other mega projects here like the Jewar Airport, the UP Film City project, the Toy Park, the Medical Device Park and the Leather Park. It has also recently unveiled plans to develop an Electronic Park for electronic devices and accessories along the Yamuna Expressway.
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) also plans to develop a metro rail network along the Yamuna Expressway that will run from the proposed metro station at Pari Chowk to Yamuna Expressway Sector 18 and 20.
Where is Yamuna Expressway
The Yamuna Expressway is in Uttar Pradesh.
Yamuna Expressway project was implemented by which group?
The Yamuna Expressway was built by the Jaypee Group.