Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in a shocking statement has said that he will pour tea into a cup to see whether single drop spills over in order to assess the quality of work, according to the reports by TOI. The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, gave this statement after taking an aerial survey of the progress on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway near village Jahllaka in Haryana which is estimated to cost around Rs 10,000.
Talking to the news agency PTI after assessing the progress, Gadkari said about 60% of the work has been completed. He said efforts are being made to complete the project by August adding that work on the Palwal-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal project has been completed. This expressway is likely to reduce the vehicle pressure by up to 50 per cent in Delhi along with reducing the pollution.
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Gadkari told the agency that once the work is finished, the vehicles won’t have to enter Delhi for mutual transit to the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. The minister lauded the efforts of the Haryana government in completing the work in its territory. The foundation of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway was laid by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015.
The Eastern Peripheral Expressway would pass through Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautambuddh Nagar and Faridabad. As part of the project, 222 structures out of 339 to be constructed such as bridges, interchanges and over-bridges have also been completed, he said. In addition to the construction of main bridges on Yamuna river, Hindon river and Agra canal, eight railway over-bridges, four over-bridges, 45 small bridges, 77 underpasses and 152 pedestrian underpasses are also part of the project.