Noida’s first elevated road will be partially opened to the public by October 28, authority officials said on Wednesday.
The road will be constructed above one of Noida’s main routes - Master Plan-II. The elevated road will begin from Vishwa Bharti School in Sector 28 and end at Flex industries in Sector 58.
About 2.8 kms of the total 4.80 kms of this road will be opened for traffic. This stretch falls between Sector 58/61 and Sector 24/33. Once the stretch is partially opened, the inconvenience caused to commuters due to construction will also be eased.
“We hope work on the 2.8-km stretch will be successfully completed as per our plan, so that we can open it to the public by October 28,” said Saumya Srivastava, deputy chief executive officer of the Noida authority.
According to officials, both carriageways of the 2.8 stretch will be completed before October 28.
Thousands of commuters have been experiencing traffic congestion due to construction work on the 4.8 km elevated road being built above Master Plan-II road.
“The overall progress of the project is about 80%. By October 15 the last of the concrete will be laid on the stretch near the Iskcon temple. After that we will allow 8-10 days for strength of concrete to be gained,” said an engineer at the site.
Work on the road started on October 14, 2014.
“Ramps for ingress and egress for vehicles at the spot are being put into place near Iskcon. We have already completed the ramp work for the NTPC crossing. Once this work is complete, we will be able to throw open the road for traffic. We are working hard to meet October 28 deadline,” the engineer said.
Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, laid the foundation of this project in April 2013.
Once complete, the 16.63-metre-wide (with two 7.5-metre-wide lanes on both sides) elevated road with exits and entry provisions at Nithari, sector 30 and NTPC, sector 24 will ensure seamless flow of traffic at busy stretches, as about seven points on this stretch will become signal-free.
The deadline for the project is scheduled for October 2017. However, work on the project is three months ahead of schedule, a senior official said.