The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has decided to build two roads in order to provide better connectivity to the National Highway – 24 (NH-24) from trans-Hindon localities.
The highway is a major connecting link to Noida and Delhi areas. The authority has planned a three-lane road near Vasundhara canal towards Vaishali and further below the under-construction Hindon elevated road project.
Chakresh Jain, executive engineer, GDA, said, “Nearly 1.5km of the road will stretch from Vasundhara to Kanawani bridge while the remaining 5km will start from Kanawani towards Vaishali and up to the descent of the elevated road near NH-24. This road will be beneficial to commuters as it will provide an alternative route to reach NH-24. The construction of this road will be undertaken by the irrigation department at a cost of Rs. 5.5 crore.”
There are several other roads, running parallel to Hindon canal, to reach NH-24. The proposed stretch will help decrease traffic on these routes and will operate below the Hindon elevated road.
Besides, the authority has plans to construct a major connecting road from Vasundhara canal exit, near river Hindon, up to the existing Pushta Road which culminates near Chijarsi exit, over NH-24, next to Noida.
“The Pushta Road terminates abruptly near Kanawani. Thus, it is hardly used by commuters travelling under the bridge near river Hindon towards NH-24. We have decided to link the unconnected part with a road at a cost of Rs.2.49 crore. With this, commuters from Vasundhara and city areas will be able to directly move to Chijarsi exit over NH-24,” Jain said.
With the connecting road to Pushta Road, motorists will be able to save time and avoid peak hour rush towards NH-24. Presently, those coming from city areas, including Meerut, have to move towards the Kanawani exit through canal road and take CISF-Vasundhara road towards NH-24.
“Peak office hours witness a huge rush on the CISF-Vasundhara road, which is a major connecting link to NH-24. There is a major stretch, which is still not connected to Hindon canal near Vasundhara. If the authority connects this road, commuters will save a distance of three to four kilometres and will be able to avoid traffic on CISF road,” said DK Maurya, a resident of Niho Scottish Garden next to Pushta Road.
The authority is also speeding up the construction of ramps at on Hindon elevated road. The ramp near Kanawani exit will allow commuters from Indirapuram and Vasundhara to move towards Raj Nagar Extension, Ghaziabad or Meerut. The other ramp will start from Vasundhara and come down near the canal on the road towards Kanawani. This will allow commuters from Ghaziabad, Meerut areas to move towards Indirapuram, Vasundhara and other trans-Hindon areas.