YEIDA – Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority planned the expansion of Yamuna E-way to ease traffic movement between Greater Noida and Jewar Airport. Currently, this lane consists of six lanes which will have two more lanes soon in order to offer better travel time upto the Jewar International Airport by the time it becomes functional.
Yeida CEO, Arun Vir Singh, stated that nearly five million commuters will travel on the Yamuna E-way on the daily basis once the Jewar Airport becomes operational. The addition of two more lanes on each side of the Yamuna Expressway will help to deal with traffic movement on this high-speed corridor. He further said that it is estimated that half of the five million people will travel by private vehicles whereas the half of them will reach their destinations via public transport. In fact, the Government suggests incorporation of a fourth lane as operational, soon after the traffic movement crosses 60,000 marks on everyday basis.
Currently, 33,000 vehicles are approximately running on Yamuna Expressway every day between Greater Noida to Jewar, whereas the number of vehicles plying on the Jewar-Agra route is 20,000. According to sources, the construction of Jewar International Airport will begin from October this year and the first phase of the same will be operational by 2022.
Apart from this, the YEIDA CEO said that official from NHAI – [National Highways Authority of India] had a meeting with Yeida top officials with the issue of road development that will connect NH-93 and NH-2 in Kuberpur in Agra. Singh stated that there is a proposal to connect the traffic movement of these highways with Yamuna Expressway in Agra. But, the proposal was rejected as the Yamuna Expressway is expected to have huge traffic movement on Yamuna Expressway with the start of Jewar International Airport.
The dual roads of the Yamuna E-way measure three 3.75-metre-wide lanes in each direction. It is also been said that the developer left space on both the sides in order to regularize future expansion of this high-speed corridor to four lanes in each direction.
The Yamuna Expressway is 165-km-long and is built on the Yamuna River. This expressway connects Greater Noida and Agra, while cutting down the travel time with fast-paced and congestion-free traffic movement. The initial 40 km stretch enroute through Gautam Budh Nagar, then passing by Greater Noida, Dhankaur, Mirzapur and Jewar. This stretch is then followed by 20 kilometers in Aligarh, passing via Tappal. The third and last 90-kilometers stretch runs via Mathura, followed by Agra, and the expressway then ends near Etmadpur.