The Noida authority has proposed an elevated road at a cost of Rs. 4,650 crore to decongest the busy National Highway-24 (NH-24) that links Delhi with Ghaziabad and Noida.
At a meeting held here on Tuesday, officials of the Noida authority, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) discussed the proposal. The proposed elevated road will be built on a 31-km stretch of NH-24 from Uttar Pradesh (UP) Gate to Dasna in Ghaziabad to ease traffic problems. About 10-km road will pass through Noida.
At present, the stretch witnesses long traffic snarls. As per an estimate, over 1.5 lakh commuters use this stretch daily.
“The elevated road can solve the congestion problem that plagues the highway, an important link for Noida, Ghaziabad and Delhi commuters. NHAI, GDA and other concerned agencies together will work on this proposal,” said Pramanshu, additional chief executive officer (ACEO), Noida authority.
As per initial estimates, Rs. 150 crore per kilometre will be spent on construction of the elevated road. All the agencies will pool in money for the project.
The officials also discussed several ongoing projects that included underpasses and flyovers being constructed between NIB police post to Chhijarsi village on NH-24.
“Our priority is to construct three underpasses and flyovers at three points. Besides, widening of NH-24 into 14 lanes will also be done. Once this project will be over, we will work on the elevated road project,” said the ACEO. The authority aims to complete the underpass/flyover project and the widening of NH-24 in next one year.
Officials of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and RITES were also present at the meeting.