The Patwari pact has revived hopes for the completion of the Greater Noida-Ghaziabad Expressway. Patches of this link fall in Patwari, where the High Court set aside land acquisition on July 19, and adjoining areas.
Work is on in full swing and, but for a major quash-acquisition order, the project will be completed by the year-end. On both sides of this road, all major real estate projects in Noida-Extension are located.
The Delhi/Ghaziabad-Noida Extension/Greater Noida traffic will get relief, as the road will help commuters bypass busy Noida stretches. It was only after this expressway was constructed in Noida Extension and a bridge was built over the Hindon was built, land prices in the area began shooting up.
“Construction only on a 500-meter stretch which falls in abadi area is left. An agreement has been reached with locals. Work on this stretch will begin soon,” said a senior official.
The 60-metre-wide and 12-km-long road will reduce the travel time between the two cities to 20 minutes. At present, residents of Ghaziabad/Delhi have to come to Noida from where three routes reach Greater Noida: DSC road, Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and via sector 71. These routes take 60 to 90 minutes.