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For better connectivity with Delhi, Ghaziabad to get 3 road networks

The road stretches that will be developed are Mohan Nagar-Loni-Wazirabad, Delhi-Meerut road and road connecting Delhi-Bareilly-Lucknow. Centre gives clearance for developing Delhi-Saharanpur road as a 10-lane expressway

noida Updated: Jan 31, 2018 23:38 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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The Delhi-Saharanpur road will have five lanes on each side. This will strengthen Ghaziabad’s connectivity with others parts of western Uttar Pradesh. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

State deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Wednesday announced the development of three road networks in Ghaziabad for better connectivity with Delhi.

“The road stretches that will be developed are Mohan Nagar-Loni-Wazirabad at a cost of ₹72 crore, Delhi-Meerut road (erstwhile NH-58) at a cost of ₹119.6 crore and urban road stretch (in Ghaziabad) connecting Delhi-Bareilly-Lucknow at a cost of ₹12 crore,” Maurya said.

The three stretches, Maurya said, will be developed as part of the interstate connectivity scheme of the UP government.

Maurya was in Ghaziabad to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of various road projects of the public works department (PWD). He said the state government has embarked upon the interstate road connectivity scheme to ensure that areas with shared state borders are well connected by road.

Union minister of state for human resource development Satyapal Singh, who accompanied Maurya, announced that the Central government has given clearance for development of Delhi-Saharanpur road as an expressway.

“The road will now be a 10-lane expressway, with five lanes on each side. This will strengthen connectivity in western UP. The previous government delayed issuing a no-objection certificate (NOC), but we got the NOC from the Central government. The work will be awarded for the project through e-tendering,” Singh, who is also an MP from Baghpat, said.

The Delhi-Sharanpur road starts from Loni and reaches Saharanpur district through various areas of western UP.

Maurya said that the state government is also roping in new technology for using recycled material to build roads.

“Under the previous governments, the roads were built only on paper and the state lagged behind in terms of development. Now, with the new technology, the roads will last for 25 years, instead of five. The cost of the project will also be reduced by 30% with the use of recycled material. We have also started another project — Gaurav Path — to revamp roads of localities from where the top 10 students in the state board examinations are from,” Maurya said.

He added that the state government will extend the Gaurav Path scheme to localities and areas where farmers, soldiers and sportspersons, among others, have done exceptional work.

Detailing the pothole-free roads project announced earlier by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Maurya said a total of 1.23 lakh kilometres of roads were made pothole-free by different departments in UP, including 85,000km taken up by PWD.

“We are getting the road stretches checked. So far, the checking has revealed that 98% of the work that has been done is satisfactory and there is no complaint,” Maurya said.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 23:38 IST