Ghaziabad: Rs 21 crore allocated for development in trans-Hindon areas

  • Ashni Dhaor, Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 13:19 IST
The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation will now float tenders for various infrastructure projects to be undertaken from these funds. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has been sanctioned Rs 21 crore from the state government’s Infrastructure Fund, for development in Mohan Nagar and Vasundhara zones. The GMC will now float tenders for various infrastructure projects to be undertaken from these funds.

According to Ghaziabad mayor Ashu Verma, survey for patchwork of roads in different areas of the city has already been conducted.

“A total of Rs 13 crore has been sanctioned for construction of internal roads in the trans-Hindon area. This includes the 80-feet-wide road in Shalimar Garden that is to be relaid at a cost of Rs 2.22 crore. Apart from this, Rs 1.05 crore will be spent on reconstructing roads in Rajeev Colony in Mohan Nagar and Rs 2.52 crore on construction of the main road in Shyam Park,” said Verma.

Funds amounting to Rs 1.27 crore will be spent on constructing the Loni Road connecting Ghaziabad and Delhi, he added.

Meanwhile, in order to resolve issues of sewage overflow and waterlogging in the city, new sewer lines and stormwater pipelines will also be laid in the area at a cost of Rs 7 crore.

“Water pipelines will be laid in Site 4, Sahibabad Industrial area. This will provide potable water to the area’s factories and small residential colonies. The corporation will earn `5 crore as water tax from this infrastructure development,” added Verma.

In addition, Rs 63 lakh has been sanctioned for changing water pipelines in Shalimar Garden to resolve the problem of dirty water supply in the area. An amount of Rs 1.12 crore has been sanctioned for infrastructure development in Brij Vihar as well.

“A retaining wall will be constructed on the periphery of the drain that passes through the Brij Vihar residential area, in order to control the erosion of the drain from expanding further. Internal roads in the locality will also be reconstructed,” said the mayor.

Verma had held a meeting with municipal councillors of the wards concerned from Mohan Nagar and Vasundhara zones on Sunday at Sector 14 in Vasundhara to inform them about the same.

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