About 50 cars piled up in an accident at 27km from the zero point on the Yamuna Expressway due to foggy conditions.
The police informed that a 57-year old woman had died due to head injuries; 22 injured were taken to the nearest hospital by the cops and the Expressway staff.
The massive accident led to an hour-long traffic jam till roads were cleared.
Yamuna Expressway is a 165 km long route which connects Greater Noida with the industrial hub of Agra in UP.
This Rs.128.39 billion project is India's longest six-lane controlled-access expressway stretch.
This ambitious project was proposed by former UP Chief Minister Mayawati and was inaugurated by the present CM of UP, Akhilesh Yadav in 2012, two years ahead of the target date of completion.
Why Yamuna Expressway is a deadly route?
The 165 km-long Expressway has recorded 2,194 accidents withing 3 years. According to the Yamuna Expressway statistics, there was a massive increase in the accident toll from 275 in 2012 to 896 in 2013.
26 Nov 2015
Over speeding on Expressway despite fog conditions
The Yamuna Expressway was facing risks of fatal accidents due to over-speeding vehicles in heavy fog conditions.
The Central Road Research Institute recommended the motorists on the expressway to refrain from speeding their vehicles because of low visibility as it might lead to fatal accidents.
Since the Expressway's inauguration in 2012, there have been 16,635 fines for speeding against 3,171 violations by motorists.
4 Dec 2015
Transport Department takes measure to mitigate accidents
The UP transport department had identified 30 black spots on the Yamuna Expressway, where accidents were rampant owing to faulty road engineering and bad lighting.