Ghaziabad admin to beautify Hindon elevated road
The district administration plans to paint stretches of city’s arterial roads and conduct a tree plantation drive. Among other civil works, all potholes along these roads will also be filled.noida Updated: Oct 07, 2017 23:21 IST
In a bid to make the city clean and green, the district administration has started work to beautify the 10.3km Hindon elevated road. Later, the administration will take up the beautification of seven other major roads that are known as the gateway to Uttar Pradesh and used by thousands of long-distance commuters on a daily basis.
The district administration plans to paint stretches of city’s arterial roads and conduct a tree plantation drive. Among other civil works, all potholes along these roads will also be filled.
“Major stretches below the elevated road are already being used by commuters. We will clean the areas below the elevated road. In a first, we will rope in artists to paint all the pillars near Vasundhara, the central verge and the dividers,” Ghaziabad district magistrate Ritu Maheshwari said, adding that fine arts students will also be roped in for the project.
Artists will use environment and cleanliness as themes to paint the pillars.
The elevated road, the cost of which is pegged at Rs1147 crore, spans from Raj Nagar Extension to UP Gate, which is the Delhi-Ghaziabad border. The elevated road is being laid on 227 pillars, the work on which is now being taken up. The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is likely to open the road by end of November.
“Once this 800-metre stretch is completed, we will take up other stretches of the road. Areas below other major flyovers and walls alongside these roads will also be painted on similar lines,” Maheshwari said.
“Tree plantation will also be taken up in all these places. We will rope in the GDA, municipal corporation and the forest department for this work,” she said.
The administration has assigned the responsibility of revamping seven major road stretches across the city to seven magistrates.
These stretches are—UP Gate to Mohan Nagar, Apsara border to Lal Kuan, Meerut trijunction to Raj Nagar Extension, Hapur crossing to Dasna (near NH-24), NH-24 to GT Road, Karhera to Raj Nagar Extension bypass and Loni border to Karhera.
“All potholes on these roads will be leveled and saplings would be planted along their length. Progress of the work would be monitored to ensure that all works is completed on time,” said Prem Ranjan Singh, joint magistrate, Ghaziabad.
These roads will also be fitted with street lights, broken dividers would be repaired and damaged poles would be removed, among other civil works.
The administration is also planning a major cleanliness and environment event on October 12. Private players have been invited to get funds for the project from their corporate social responsibility corpus.