Ghaziabad: The Delhi-Meerut Expressway has an exit near Republic Crossing.

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has opened a new exit on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) stretch near Crossing Republic Township, officials said on Monday, adding that they had opened a new entrance from the opposite direction on April 27. was opened

Until now, vehicles used to travel some distance in the wrong direction on NH-9 to reach the expressway lane. (Saqib Ali/HT Photo)

In Ghaziabad, DME has three inner lanes on each side as expressway lanes while four outer lanes on each side are highway lanes of National Highway 9 (NH-9).

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Officials said that the new entry and exit at DME is part of the project for which the estimated cost has been initiated by the authority. 9.5 crores

“The new exit has been opened opposite the entry that was opened on April 27. For passengers traveling from UP Gate towards Meerut, it will be the second exit on the DME (after Indirapuram). Crossing Republic, Greater Noida Passengers traveling to West etc. can use this exit and can easily go to their respective areas,” said an NHAI official on condition of anonymity.

Officials said that as of now, there is no provision for entry of vehicles into the lanes of the expressway near the Republic crossing from NH-9.

Till now, vehicles used to travel some distance in the wrong direction on NH-9 to reach the expressway lane, officials said. This movement proved to be dangerous as well as a hindrance to the oncoming traffic.

The new entry and exit crossing is about 500 meters (Delhi side) from Republic Township, officials said.

“Vehicles can now easily reach NH-9 and take the expressway lane with the help of the new entry and they can exit the expressway using the new exit from Delhi to Ghaziabad,” the official said. told

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