The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has planned to complete the Dadri rail over bridge (ROB) project by December end. The ROB project is expected to become operational from January 1, 2016.
The project is being built at a cost of Rs 45 crore and passes through village Badpura, Dadri, Amka, Roopvas, Kailashpur and Tilapta and connects to NH-91.
Half of the project cost was funded by GNIDA, 28% of the cost was funded by the central government through ASIDE finance and the remaining 22% of the cost amounting to Rs 10 crore was funded by the container depot. The project was awarded to Gangotri Enterprises.
The total length of the ROB and the link road is 3.83 kilometres. It has two 7.5 metre-wide carriage ways. The width of the central verge is 2.5 metres. The total width of the ROB is 25.50 metres.
The ROB was planned for free flow movement of container depot vehicles and to relieve traffic jams in Dadri.
Container depot is located near the railway crossing. Work was started on the project in 2008.
Work on the approach road was discontinued in 2011 because of the farmers’ protest.
“Only some road work on the approach road is left. By June end, tender for left over work on the road will be issued and work will be completed by Decemberend. The ROB will be operational from January 1,” Rajiv Tyagi, officiating general manager of the project, GNIDA, said on Wednesday.
The ROB will bypass Dadri city and commuters will be connected to NH-91. Commuters won’t have to face long traffic snarls by entering Dadri. The container depot’s containers will also get relief as the ROB will directly connect them to NH-91.
“The bridge will also provide relief to Dadri residents who have to face heavy traffic jams because of containers,” said Anand Arya, a social worker and a resident of Dadri.