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Elevated corridor to link south Delhi with Greater Noida proposed

The road may start from the junction of Aali village road and National Highway 2 and ends at Noida-Greater Noida expressway crossing Yamuna. The Public Works Department (PWD) has completed the feasibility study. The proposal will now be sent to UTTIPEC for approval.

delhi Updated: Jul 29, 2017 21:32 IST
Faizan Haidar
Faizan Haidar
Hindustan Times
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The road may start from the junction of Aali village road and National Highway 2 and ends at Noida-Greater Noida expressway. The proposal will be sent to UTTIPEC for approval.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The residents of south Delhi may soon get a direct access to Greater Noida, with Delhi government proposing an elevated corridor to connect the Mehrauli-Badarpur road with the Noida expressway.

The Public Works Department (PWD) has completed the feasibility study and proposed an elevated corridor over Yamuna River. The proposal will now be sent to the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (planning & engineering) Centre for their approval, after which construction will start.

The PWD had proposed four different alignments for the project, but will prefer the one that starts from the junction of Aali village road and National Highway 2 and ends at Noida-Greater Noida express crossing Yamuna.

“As per the proposed alignment, the new corridor will start from Aali village. Because of space constraints due to presence of a residential complex in the first 300 meter of the corridor, its width will be nine meters. After this, the alignment is proposed on open land available, which belongs to Uttar Pradesh’s irrigation department,” said a PWD official.

The corridor then will move parallel to the railway track before crossing Agra canal in the form of a bridge. From thwew the width of one carriageway would be 12.5 meter.

“The corridor will then run along the left side of the Jaitpur pushta road within the catchment area of the drain. There is enough space available for the construction of elevated corridor within the catchment of drain. The major portion of the corridor would be 8-lane with provision of cycle track and footpath,” the official added.

The total length of the corridor is 7km and its construction is likely to take 30 months. But since the project is still in feasibility stage, the corridor will be completed only after 2020.

“The only disadvantage of the project is its first 300 meter and lack of space there due to residential settlements and encroachment. Once complete, it will be the shortest route from south Delhi to Greater Noida,” the official added.

The second option for the project is the corridor starting from Jaitpur road intersection below the Delhi-Faridabad flyway. The project length then will be 9km and it will cut through a lot of encroachment, which will need to be removed.

The other two options proposed by the PWD is the corridor starting from the existing Delhi-Faridabad flyway and then moving to Faridabad bypass and Agra canal. This would make the corridor 11km long. The final option is the corridor running via Faridabad, which would make it 15km long.

“For us the shortest option is the best. Once one option is approved, we will start the construction,” the official added.

First Published: Jul 29, 2017 21:32 IST