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Highway projects to take-off soon

delhi Updated: Nov 14, 2010 00:16 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
Peeyush Khandelwal

Major bottlenecks for two projects, which will connect National Highway-58 with NH-24 and NH-24 to Greater Noida, have been cleared and work is expected to commence soon.

The projects, planned under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small & Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), were pending for over four years.

“The tender invitation process has been initiated for the NH-58 to NH-24 link and land acquisition for NH-24 to Greater Noida link is in the final stages.

Construction is expected to begin within few months,” Anil Garg, chief engineer at Ghaziabad Development Authority, said.

The link roads will benefit NH-58 commuters who wish to directly reach Noida and Delhi via NH 24. On the other hand, the NH 24 to Greater Noida link will bring the satellite city closer by 10 km for the highway users. It will largely benefit residents of Ghaziabad and Greater Noida.

The 3.58-km NH-58 to NH- 24 link is expected to involve an investment of R138.15 crore. It will be an elevated six-lane stretch passing through Pratap Vihar and terminating at Vijay Nagar Crossing on NH-24. According to officials, the estimated completion time is two years. For the 14-km NH-24 to Greater Noida link, work on 12 km has already been completed. The road will connect Vijay Nagar checkpost to New Holland factory in Greater Noida.