The Noida Authority will start work on the city’s first elevated road from July-end. IIT-Delhi has approved one of the design proposals sent by the authority. Six such roads have been planned in Noida.
The first overhead connecting facility from Vishwa Bharti School (Sector 28) to Shopprix Mall (Sector 61), with a cloverleaf towards City Centre (Sector 32), will cost Rs 415 crore. This will ensure about seven points on this stretch become signal-free.
Vishwa Bharti School road witnesses movement of about 70,000 vehicles every day. The Shopprix Mall road bears the burden of 40,000 vehicles daily.
This will be 5,650-metre-long and 16.63-metre-wide (with two 7.5-metre-wide lanes on both sides). The authority has planned five more elevated roads in the city, providing a seamless flow of traffic at busy stretches. Besides, the authority will spend R160 crore to construct four underpasses.
The authority has also prepared a detailed project report (DPR) for the construction of another elevated road at an estimated cost of R138 crore from DM residence (Sector 27) and Spice Mall (Sector 25A). This will be 2,000-metre-long and 16.63-metre-wide.
“On June 13, we sent three sample designs for the Vishwa Bharti School-Shopprix Mall road to IIT-Delhi for approval. One design has been selected,” said deputy chief executive officer (DCEO) NP Singh. The four-lane elevated roads will be erected on pillars akin to those of the Metro rail.
The consultant will also be part of the process leading to the commissioning of the underpasses.
Another elevated road will be erected from Mamura Chowk (Sector 66) to Sector 62 near National Highway 24, connecting Noida, Ghaziabad and Delhi. About 1 lakh vehicles pass through the Sector 62 area. Another elevated road will run from Baraula in Sector 49 to Noida Phase 2.
The authority has decided to make its plans of building elevated roads a hassle-free affair for commuters. Slip roads would be constructed in advance. As of now, engineers think of slip roads when it becomes almost impossible for the traffic to move due to the ongoing projects.