Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens two expressways around Delhi to reduce pollution
Updated : May 28, 2018 12:09 AM IST
India was home to the world's 14 most polluted cities, with Delhi ranked sixth most polluted: World Health Organisation.
The NCR is a rapidly urbanising and polluted area around New Delhi that is one-third the size of New York state, but houses 2.5 times more people.
The 135-kilometre (84-mile), six-lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway was built in 17 months at a total cost of around $ 1.62 billion, the government said.
Published : May 27, 2018 06:46 PM IST