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‘Finishing touches’ on slow track

india Updated: Jul 15, 2011 23:56 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), which was working almost on a 24-hour uninterrupted schedule ahead of the tentative visit of UP chief minister Mayawati for the inauguration of the Ghaziabad Metro stretch, has now showed signs of “slowing down” of the infrastructure work around the two stations.

Various agencies working to complete the widening of the 9-km Link Road project, which connects Dabur Crossing with Mohan Nagar and was supposed to be widened from six lanes to eight lanes ahead of the CM’s visit, were “discouraged” when Mayawati’s visit was cancelled, sources said.

GDA officials estimated an investment of Rs26 crore for the widening of the Link Road. Although work was hastened up a month ago, it almost came to a standstill after the Metro section’s inauguration. Still, a lot of work on is left pending and several stretches are yet to be constructed. GDA officials said the work would continue and it will take another month to complete.

GDA vice-chairman Narendra Chaudhary said the work slowed down after the CM’s visit was cancelled ahead of the inauguration after the sudden announcement of July 14 opening.