New CEO says focus will shift to public projects

New Noida authority chief executive officer (CEO) Sanjeev Sharan has said the focus would shift to public projects.

india Updated: May 04, 2012 23:07 IST

New Noida authority chief executive officer (CEO) Sanjeev Sharan has said the focus would shift to public projects.

There’s hope among residents and industries as all major infrastructure projects, which have made Noida a better city today, were planned or started during his tenure.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Noida authority and DMRC was signed on April 4, 2006 when he was in office during his last tenure as CEO. The project finished when Mayawati became CM and she inaugurated it.

An underpass and a flyover at sector 37, an underpass at Atta, an underpass at Rajni Gandha and a flyover at Sector 14A were planned during his tenure. Foundation stones of these projects were laid on December 14, 2006 when he was in office.

Talking exclusively to Hindustan Times, the CEO said that all pending projects related with general public will be expedited. “The chief minister has instructed us to work in the best interest of people.” He will join office on Saturday.

Increasing Ganga water supply, Metro extension, decongesting NH-24, increasing green cover and construction of a bridge at Okhla across the Yamuna are the main thrust areas.

Sharan said that the authority will develop 21 traffic signal-free points in the city. “I had identified 21 points to ensure smooth ride during my previous tenure. I will put those pending projects back on track,” said Sharan. He served Noida between 2004 and 2007.

“We will construct a new bridge across the Yamuna to provide another connectivity between Noida and Delhi. We will identify the location very soon,” said Sharan. The new CEO plans to work on road widening project as well. “The state government wants pure Ganga water should reach all residents.,” said Sharan.

“The government will speed up Metro extension from Noida to south Delhi and Ghaziabad. As for Greater Noida Metro extension, we will have a meeting with the Greater Noida authority,” said Sharan.

“The authority will make a 24X7 call centre to deal with residents’ problems. “Harassment of public at the hands of authority officers will be stopped. We will set up a call centre. We want to increase efficiency and transparency,” he said.

First Published: May 04, 2012 23:06 IST