The Eastern Peripheral Expressway, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi a few days earlier, is being touted as the most advanced highway of the country. However, in what can be seen as a serious security lapse, some unidentified bikers were seen practising stunts on the highway just a few hours before its opening.
The video shows these bikers trying to perform ‘wheelies’ and ‘stoppies’ on Saturday night, merely a few hours before the Prime Minister inaugurated the highly publicized Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE). The video of bikers performing stunts was recorded in Dasna in Ghaziabad on Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE). The spot where these stunts were performed is hardly a few kilometers away from the place where the inauguration ceremony took place. It’s said that the bikers must have gained unauthorized entry to the expressway through an under-construction portion. The incident has raised several questions on the security and surveillance on the newly inaugurated Expressway.
The latest expressway is country’s first smart and green highway. It is also the first-ever solar-powered expressway. The recently opened Eastern Peripheral Expressway, also known as EPE or National Expressway II, is a multi-lane highway in the National Capital Region that helps vehicles bypass Delhi on the eastern side. Also, this expressway provides connectivity between Delhi and the cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Baghpat and Sonipat. This expressway is a six-lane access controlled road from Palwal to Kundli near Sonipat, Haryana. The 135 kms long road can be divided into two sections – the 56 km-long Palwal-Ghaziabad section and the 49 km-long Ghaziabad-Sonipat section.
This expressway has been constructed at a whopping cost of Rs 11,000 crore. It is expected to de-congest the city of Delhi to a significant margin. This will, in turn, reduce the pollution level in the National Capital Region. Basically, commercial vehicles that want to move between Faridabad and Ghaziabad will no longer need to pass through Delhi. The Government of India gave approved funding for the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in August 2015 and was finally inaugurated on 27 May 2018.
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