Yamuna Expressway is 165 Km long Expressway which connects Greater Noida with Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is India's longest six-laned controlled-access expressway stretch. The total project cost was INR128.39 billion (US$2.1 billion). The expressway starts from Greater Noida and ends at Kuberpur on NH 2 towards Kanpur and Agra. The longest Access Controlled six lane (extendable to eight lanes) concrete pavement expressway was conceived by Government of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2001. To accomplish this project, Taj Expressway Authority (TEA), a statutory body of the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh (GOUP) was constituted on 20 April, 2001. TEA is now known as Yamuna Expressway Authority (YEA).
The Yamuna Expressway has been developed to fulfill the following objectives:-
(a) To provide a fast moving corridor to minimize the travel time from Delhi to Agra.
(b) To connect the main townships/commercial centers on the Eastern side of river Yamuna
(c) To open up avenue for industrial and urban development of the region and provide the base for convergence to tourism and other allied industries.
(d) To relieve traffic congestion on National Highway -2 (NH-2).
The Yamuna Expressway Project, was formally inaugurated on 09 Aug, 2012 by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr Akhilesh Yadav and thrown open to the public. The total project cost is approx Rs 13000 crores.The concession period is 36 years.