In a move that is expected to benefit tens of thousands of commuters, the Noida authority has expedited work on two bridges to be built across Yamuna river which will improve connectivity between Noida and Faridabad.
These commuters face massive traffic jams every day while travelling to-and-fro Noida/Ghaziabad and Faridabad.
The first bridge would connect Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) expressway with Haryana in Faridabad. This bridge would be constructed in Noida’s Sector 150. The other bridge is proposed to link Noida’s Sector 168 with Faridabad’s Badoli village.
Authority officials on Sunday said they are likely to meet Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) officials in Faridabad to discuss “ways to expedite the work on the two bridges”.
According to sources, Huda has taken approval from the country and town planning department in Chandigarh regarding the project.
“The meeting is likely to take place in the first week of April. Officials of Faridabad and Noida would brainstorm on the details of the project.
"The Noida authority wants to work on these two bridges with all seriousness to free the city of traffic congestion,” said a senior Noida authority official.
“We are also taking into account the future traffic situation and gauging the level of pressure on city roads. If the Haryana authorities also show the same level of dedication, the work can be taken to the next stage,” he added.
The official said the two bridges would benefit about two lakh commuters in times to come.
“This meeting would decide the future course of this project. Currently, commuters coming from Ghaziabad, Hapur, Noida and Greater Noida have to cross Delhi to reach Faridabad. After these bridges come up, commuters will be able to reach Haryana without crossing Delhi,” said the official.