The Noida authority on Monday started work on an eight-lane Rs 450 crore bridge running parallel to existing Kalindi Kunj Bridge.
“We have begun mobilizing construction material and equipment etc today to start building the pillars for the bridge. Work of bridge is expected to be completed in next 24 months,” said Yadav Singh chief project engineer (CPE), the Noida authority.
The work on this project got delayed owing to delay in getting environmental and other requisite clearances.
Earlier, the work was expected to start on this bridge from February.
The authority had sent the estimates to IIT Delhi in October month last year. And subsequently IIT Delhi had given its green signal to the estimate.
The 574 meters long bridge will have 1.5 meters wide footpath for pedestrians told officials.
The work on this new bridge that will provide additional connectivity to thousands of Delhi, Faridabad, Noida, Ghaziabad commuters is expected to be completed in 2 years time said officials.
"The Yamuna action committee had already given its green nod for this bridge project to be built parallel to under-construction Delhi Metro bridge, near to Kalindi Kunj Barrage clearing biggest hurdle coming in this mega project's way," said another senior official.
The bridge, apart from serving as an additional link between Noida and Delhi, will also connect the two cities to Faridabad.
Earlier in May, 2013 the Central Water and Power Research Station in Pune had allowed the Noida authority to shift bridge's site, and gave green signal for this project, which will benefit thousands of daily commuters.
“The bridge project is a part of Noida’s master plan and aimed at de-congesting existing links between Noida and Delhi. Once this bridge will be opened to general public after 2 years, traffic pressure from Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) flyway would be offloaded,” said another Noida authority official.
The idea of the bridge was conceived during the Bahujan Samaj Party regime but it couldn’t materialise due to the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2012.
Bridge length: 574 meters
Width: 8 lanes
Budget: Rs 450 crore
Deadline: 2 years