Yamuna Expressway

  • 50,000 footfalls at Taj Mahal, but no profits for hoteliers August 18, 2014

    A record number of people visited the Taj Mahal on Sunday, with footfalls crossing the 50,000 mark. On Saturday too, over 48,000 tickets were sold, but all this proved meaningless for Agra's hotel industry. The majority of visitors were of course "deshi" who combined tourism with religion, paying a visit to...
  • 700 boxes of liquor worth lakhs seized from Yamuna Expressway March 13, 2014

    Seven-hundred boxes of liquor worth over Rs 21 lakh in market was seized on the Yamuna Expressway on Thursday, police said. "On a tip-off, three members of the smuggling gang including the driver have been arrested and 700 boxes of wine were recovered from their canter," they said. The Kanpur-bound vehicle was...
  • Soon, enjoy hassle-free ride from Delhi to Taj Mahal by escaping Agra traffic March 4, 2014

    In two years, tourists from Delhi and Kanpur will be drive to the Taj Mahal from the Yamuna Expressway without entering the congested Agra city. This will be made possible by the Rs 306 crore inner city Ring Road that will connect the Yamuna Expressway with Fatehabad tourism complex near the...
  • Yamuna Expressway City to get metro rail soon February 13, 2014

    Yamuna Expressway Industrial development Authority has approved the metro rail project between the proposed metro station at Pari Chowk till sector 18 and 20, the first residential sectors of the authority being developed where over 21000 allotments have been done. PC Gupta, Chief Executive Officer,YEIDA, said on Wednesday. that the Detail...
  • Private contractor allegedly gets man abducted, tortured with cigarette butts for filing RTI December 20, 2013

    A man was abducted and tortured by unidentified persons allegedly at the behest of a private contractor after he filed an RTI application seeking information about the quality of work being carried out by him. "A case was filed against unknown persons and a manhunt launched to nab them," said Shailendra...
  • Farmers block traffic at Yamuna Expressway to demand sugarcane dues December 5, 2013

    Hundreds of farmers blocked traffic at Pari Chowk and Zero Point of Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida for an hour on Thursday, demanding "dues" of sugarcane growers in the state and a 64 per cent hike in compensation for farmers whose lands have been taken for the expressway. The blockade, organised...
  • One killed, three injured in road mishap at Yamuna Expressway September 18, 2013

    A person was killed and four others critically injured when a car hit the divider before banging into the side rails of a flyover at Zero Point of Yamuna Expressway on Wednesday, police said. The victims were travelling from Sikohabad to Greater Noida when the mishap occurred, leaving the car hanging...
  • Six injured in road accident September 18, 2013

    Six persons were injured on Wednesday when two cars colloided on a service lane along the Yamuna Expressway. The mishap occurred in Dankaur area in Greater Noida, police said. The injured were admitted to a private hospital where their condition is stated to be out of danger, they said. ...
  • Four killed as car overturns on Yamuna Expressway August 29, 2013

    Four people were killed on Thursday when a speeding car from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh heading towards New Delhi toppled after one of its tyres burst, police said. Police and the Expressway Authority shifted the three who were seriously injured to a hospital in Noida. The tragedy took place at the Tappal...
  • Two killed, five injured in a road accident on Yamuna Expressway July 31, 2013

    Two persons were killed,while five others sustained injuries in road accident on theYamuna Expressway on Tuesday, police said. The mishap took place near Jewar, some 45 kilometres fromGreater Noida zero point, when a vehicle rammed into astationary truck. The truck's cleaner, who was changing tyre, died in theaccident along with the driver...
  • 1 dead, 20 injured in accident on Yamuna Expressway February 1, 2013

    Noida: A child was killed and three others were critically injured in a mishap on the Yamuna Expressway on Friday. The mishap occurred after vehicles piled up on the road due to thick fog. Eleven cars were involved in the pileup. Meanwhile, 17 other people have sustained injuries and they are...
  • Fog leads to 10vehicle pileup on Yamuna Expressway January 14, 2013

    Greater Noida: Dense fog on Monday resulted in a 10 vehicle pileup on the Yamuna Expressway, leaving more than 10 persons injured. SP (Rural) Ashok Kumar said, "Due to fog around 10 vehicles collided on the Yamuna Expressway near sports city." "The incident took place around 8 am. Around six...
  • UP: Mishap on Yamuna Expressway, one dead August 25, 2012

    Greater Noida: A man was killed and three of his family members were injured when their car collided with a truck on the Yamuna Expressway, police said on Friday. The accident took place on Friday night near Jewar toll plaza on the expressway when the deceased Rahul Singhal, a resident of...
  • Yamuna Expressway: Farmers protest against toll tax August 18, 2012

    New Delhi: A few disgruntled farmers held a protest on the Yamuna Expressway on Saturday near Jewar. Reports said that the farmers were protesting against the imposition of toll tax on the Expressway and the use of service lanes. Yamuna Expressway was thrown open to the public on August 9. Uttar Pradesh Chief...
  • Yamuna Expressway: From Delhi to Agra in 2 hours August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi-Agra Yamuna Expressway was inaugurated on Thursday and opens to traffic from 4 pm. The 165-km long Yamuna Expressway connecting Greater Noida with Agra cuts down the Delhi-Agra journey time to half. One can now head from India Gate in New Delhi to the Taj Mahal in Agra...
  • Yamuna Expressway: the long and short of it August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Yamuna Expressway, also known as the Taj Expressway, is a 6-lane, 165-km-long, controlled-access driveway, connecting Greater Noida in National Capital Region with Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It is the country's longest six-lane expressway built at a cost of over Rs 14000 crore. The Yamuna Expressway was inaugurated on...
  • Yamuna Expressway inaugurated by UP CM August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Yamuna Expressway connecting the national capital to Agra in Uttar Pradesh was inaugurated on Thursday by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav did the honours through a video conference. The highway will be opened to the public from 4 pm. The 165-kilometre...
  • Delhi-Agra Yamuna Expressway opens today August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Yamuna Expressway connecting the national capital to Agra in Uttar Pradesh will be inaugurated on Thursday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be doing the honours through a video conference. The highway will be opened to the public from 4 pm. The 165-kilometre stretch cuts travel time...
  • Agra-Greater Noida Expressway to open soon July 29, 2012

    Travelling to Agra from New Delhi will soon be a pleasant experience with the much-awaited Agra-Greater Noida Expressway opening for the general public. CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor takes a test drive in a BMW car with a speed limit of 200 km an hour. Take a look. ...
  • Ground Report: The politics of a padyatra July 7, 2011

    Tappal: It's the third day of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's four-day padyatra. He is headed to Zikarpur where three farmers were killed last year in anti-land acquisition protests. Gandhi is expected to make impromptu stops, and continue his interaction with farmers. He has been joined by Youth Congress leaders...
  • UP govt hikes land rates by 12.5 pc in G Noida May 23, 2011

    Noida: After violent farmers' protests for enhanced land compensation, authorities of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway on Monday decided to hike land rates by 12.5 per cent. To compensate the loss, authorities have also hiked land allotment rates by the same percentage. This was announced by Chairman Mohinder Singh at a...
  • After tribals, Rahul to meet Haryana students August 27, 2010

    New Delhi: After meeting the tribals of Niyamgiri in Orissa, Rahul Gandhi is headed for Haryana to meet students. The Congress general secretary is scheduled to visit Hisar, Kurukshetra and Karnal on Friday to interact with students. Rahul has been focusing on farmers too after protests in UP over land acquisition flared...
  • Is land acquisition the next political battleground? August 26, 2010

    Land politics in Orissa and Uttar Pradesh have been grabbing the headlines for the past few days. Rahul Gandhi on Thursday backed tribals in Orissa in their fight against Vedanta mining project. In Delhi, thousands of UP farmers protested against land acquisition for Yamuna Expressway Project. ...
  • Farmers clash with police in UP, 2 killed August 15, 2010

    They were demanding higher compensation for their land acquired by UP government for Yamuna Expressway project. ...