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Noida authority to make three roads dust-free by August 15

Four roads have identified under the first phase of the dust-free plan — a 4km stretch of Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) Road, a 3km stretch of Master Plan-1 Road, a 3.5km stretch of Master Plan-2 Road and the 2.5km stretch of the road that divides sectors 42 and 43.

noida Updated: Aug 07, 2017 22:49 IST
Vinod Rajput
Officials said that the aim is to make Noida a dust-free city in the near future.
Officials said that the aim is to make Noida a dust-free city in the near future.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The Noida authority’s horticulture department will undertake a plantation drive to make three arterial roads dust-free by August 15. The authority wants to ensure that dust does not fly on city roads.

Four roads have identified under the first phase of the dust-free plan — a 4km stretch of Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) Road, a 3km stretch of Master Plan-1 Road, a 3.5km stretch of Master Plan-2 Road and the 2.5km stretch of the road that divides sectors 42 and 43.

Officials said that the aim is to make Noida a dust-free city in the near future.

“We will complete plantation on Master Plan-1 Road in one or two days. Our work under the dust-free zone on two other roads — DSC Road and Master Plan-2 Road — will be completed by August 15,” said Omvir Singh, director of the horticulture department, Noida authority.

The authority is spending Rs30 lakh on making these three roads dust-free.

“We have planted 9,500 shrubs on Master Plan-1 Road. We have planted these shrubs on the footpath and the central verge, where space was available. We cannot plant shrubs or trees on cemented areas along the roads and hence, we have decided to plant shrubs on footpaths, central verges and other spaces on these four roads,” Singh said.

Officials said it will take two months for completing the drive on the 2.5km stretch that divides sectors 42 and 43, officials said. A budget of Rs20 lakh has been allotted for carrying out the drive on this road.

Noida authority’s chairman, Alok Sinha, had on April 29 directed the authority staff to improve basic civic amenities quickly. He also directed the staff to identify four congested roads and make them dust-free.

The detailed brief of the chairman was to make Noida a dust-free city on the lines of cities in European countries.

The chairman’s directions came following residents’ complaints of dust-covered roads in the city. The National Green Tribunal in November 2016 had also ordered the authority and the district magistrate to contain the spread of dust across the city.