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PM Modi Inaugurates Delhi-Meerut Expressway & Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Slams Congress

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| May 27 , 2018 , 14:34 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway and in Delhi and also the inaugurated the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Bagpat.

After inaugurating the 14-lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway connecting Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to UP Gate, PM Modi conducted a roadshow in an open car, along with Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari. Upon completion of the entire expressway, the time to travel from Delhi to Meerut is expressed to reduce from the current 4-5 hours to 45 minutes.

PM Modi flew to UP's Bagpat where he inaugurated the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, which is touted as India's first smart and green highway, and has been built at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore in a record 500 days. After the inauguration, PM Modi addressed a public rally in the presence of UP Governor Ram Naik, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Haryana CM ML Khattar.

"The fact that you all have come here in this scorching heat testifies the fact that our government is on the right path," said PM Modi in Bagpat.

"I want to assure all the sugarcane farmers here that the government is sensitive towards their issues and is working to resolve all the problems," he said.

"The truth is, Congress and its allies always mock anything and everything that is being done for all the backward classes, tribals. They always act as obstacles in development," said PM Modi.

"UPA govt had connected 59 panchayats with optical fibre network; we have provided connectivity to more than one lakh," he said.

"We have made Special courts to tackle cases of atrocities against the Dalits," the PM said.

"Under Yogi government, criminals have started to surrender themselves before the police," he said.

"Through 'Make in India' campaign manufacturing has received a boost, as a result, now there are 120 mobile phone manufacturing factories in India as compared to only 2, four years back," PM Modi said.

"4 years ago, 12 km of highway roads were being completed every day, now we are completing 28 km highway roads everyday," he said.

"Infrastructure does not differentiate on the basis caste, creed, religion and economic status," PM Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Uttar Pradesh and his speech in Bagpat comes a day before bypoll in UP's Kairana constituency scheduled for Monday.