Yamuna Expressway

JIL has developed 165 kilometer long .Yamuna Expressway along the Yamuna river connecting Noida and Agra. The principal objective of this expressway is to minimize travel time from Delhi to Agra, facilitate faster uninterrupted movement of passengers and freight traffic, connect the main existing and proposed townships and commercial centres on the eastern side of the Yamuna river, relieve traffic congestion on the National Highway-2 (which runs through the cities of Faridabad, Ballabgarh and Palwal) and Old Grand Trunk Road (National Highway-91) and generally enhance development in the region.

The expressway is intended to serve new regional infrastructure such as the proposed Taj International Airport Hub and various commercial, industrial, institutional, amusement and residential projects that are being developed, including by JAL, in the vicinity of the Yamuna Expressway under development.

The entire Yamuna Expressway is planned to be located entirely in the State of Uttar Pradesh along the Yamuna river between Noida and Agra. As planned, the first 40 kilometres would be located in District Gautam Budh Nagar, passing Noida, Dhankaur, Mirzapur and Jewar, followed by 20 kilometres in District Aligarh, passing Tappal. The following 90 kilometres are planned to be in District Mathura passing Nohjhil, Mat, Raya and Baldev, followed by approximately 15 kilometres in District Agra, with the expressway ending near Etmadpur, a village in District Agra .

The pavement of the Yamuna Expressway is planned to consist of cement concrete, rather than a more typical surface of flexible bitumen-based pavement. The only other comparable expressway in India that uses cement concrete pavement is the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

The expressway is planned to be a dual carriageway initially consisting of three 3.75-meter wide lanes in each direction. The expressway is also planned to initially include a 3.25-meter wide paved shoulder and a paved 0.5-meter wide edge strip on the median side in order to facilitate the potential future expansion to four lanes in each direction.

To provide expressway access to local commuters, 13 service roads with total length of 168 kilometres are planned to be constructed concurrently with the expressway. Planned expressway facilities (some of which will involve third-party service providers) include rest areas with parking, shelters and toilets; roadside facilities with fuel stations and coffee shops, restaurants, motels and various other facilities; and plantation and landscaping for environmental, safety and aesthetic purposes.