The 135-km, 11,000 crores Eastern Peripheral Expressway-2 which was inaugurated recently by the Prime Minister, connects towns of UP and Haryana and act as an outer ring road for the capital. It is the country's first greenfield access-controlled six lane arterial developed by NHAI.
The EPC project, which had been developed under phase-VI of NHAI's National Highway Development Programme, will decongest traffic on Delhi roads and also reduce pollution and accidents. This is because the vehicular traffic moving between Palwal to Kundli in Haryana will not have to enter Delhi, and vehicles can take a detour through Ghaziabad. In fact, over 80,000 trucks that pass-through India's capital every night, will no longer enter the city.