Yamuna Expressway Project between Greater Noida 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:-
provide a fast moving corridor to minimize the travel time from Delhi to Agra.
To connect the main townships/commercial centers on the Eastern side of river Yamuna
To open up avenue for industrial and urban development of the region and provide the base for convergence to tourism and other allied industries.
To relieve traffic congestion on National Highway -2 (NH-2).