Elevated road design to be changed for signal-free ride

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2015 00:50 IST

The Noida authority on Monday said it has decided to change the design of a proposed elevated road to be built above the Master Plan 1 road.

The authority may also increase the length of this 1.5-km stretch that was supposed to be built between the Sector 10/21 intersection and the Sector 12/22-56 T-point.

The road will offer a signal-free journey to commuters, who have to face traffic congestion at present. It will be built between Sector 19/2 -19/3 and Sector 12/22-56 T-point.

“We are thinking of increasing the length of this elevated road so that we can provide seamless travel on the Master Plan 1 road. Once it is built, There will be no traffic signals on Master Plan 1 road. The elevated road we had in mind did not cover the entire Master Plan 1 stretch so we decided to change the design,” said a Noida authority official.

However, the authority is yet to take a final call on the project and the total length and other details will be finalised once a detailed project report (DPR) is ready.

The authority on Monday was supposed to select a private agency to build the 1.5 km elevated road. “But since only two private agencies participated in the bids, we could not select any agency. Now we have decided to change the design,” said the official.

According to the new design, the elevated stretch will be built between Sector 19/2 -19/3 and Sector 12/22-56 T-point.

“Commuters currently face traffic signals at Sector 19/21, Sector 10/20, Noida stadium, Sector 12/22 and Sector 12/22, among others. They will get a huge relief from traffic congestion. Currently, commuters have a harrowing time getting through these crossings. Once this elevated road is built, they will have a smooth ride,” the official said.

The four-lane road will benefit residents of Sector 12, 22, 23, 21, 20, 56, 55 and 24, among others.

Apart from this, officials said that if all goes as planned, Noida will boast of the highest number of elevated roads in Delhi-NCR. This will happen within the next three to four years, by when all proposed projects are scheduled to be completed.

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