Yamuna Expressway Project between Greater Noida and Agra is India’s longest controlled-access expressway, developed by Jaypee Group under public private partnership (PPP) build operate transfer (BOT) model for a total value of US$ 2.3 billion.
The project was conceived by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 2001 and was formally inaugurated on August 09, 2012. The Expressway cuts in half the travel time from New Delhi to Agra, the city that is home to India’s top tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal.
It has undoubtedly laid a solid foundation for the accelerated all-round growth and is expected to significantly boost the socio-economic development of the districts like Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh, Mathura and Agra located along the alignment. Leading the way for future development along the Expressway is the Budh International Circuit – India’s first and only ‘Formula One’ race track created and owned by Jaypee Sports International Ltd, which hosted its first F1 race in October, 2011.
Yamuna Expressway: A PPP success story
|2001||Announcement of project, formerly known as Taj Expressway|
|2003||Project was awarded to Jaypee Group|
|2007||Project renamed as Yamuna Expressway, construction commenced|
|2012||Project became operational|
Updated: August, 2013