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Ghaziabad authority completes first phase of Hindon elevated road

The Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) on Thursday said it has completed the first phase of the 10.3km Hindon elevated road from Vasundhara to UP Gate.

noida Updated: Jun 27, 2017 12:24 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
The project, meant to connect Raj Nagar Extension to UP Gate (Delhi-UP border), is pegged at Rs 1,147.6 crore and is already running four months behind schedule due to various reasons.
The project, meant to connect Raj Nagar Extension to UP Gate (Delhi-UP border), is pegged at Rs 1,147.6 crore and is already running four months behind schedule due to various reasons. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
         

The Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) on Thursday said it has completed the first phase of the 10.3km Hindon elevated road from Vasundhara to UP Gate. The officials said if the need arises, the stretch can be opened to traffic by August.

The project, meant to connect Raj Nagar Extension to UP Gate (Delhi-UP border), is pegged at Rs 1,147.6 crore and is already running four months behind schedule due to various reasons.

“The work of placing precast segments in the first phase is over. To connect the descending road near NH-24, we just need to construct two ramps, of 300 metres and 400 metres, and that will take another month. In case the officials find it feasible, the first part of the road can be opened by August,” said Chakresh Jain, executive engineer, GDA.

The first stretch faced a delay of nearly two months. The other part from Vasundhara to Raj Nagar Extension is held up at two places while the segment placing work is going on at a rapid pace. The officials said the first delay was due to delay in shifting transmission lines by the Railways between pillar numbers 131 and 150, near Vasundhara.

“The other reason for the delay is that the stretch of the rail overbridge can be completed only if the Railways suspend electricity and trains to facilitate the work. This stretch is between pillar numbers 169 and 171. These are the two areas where we the Railway’s help to speed up work. The segment placing for the remaining part from Vasundhara to Raj Nagar Extension was completed using mechanical launchers,” Jain said.

Once complete, the road will give a direct bypass and a connectivity to traffic coming from Meerut, Raj Nagar Extension and proceeding towards NH-24. The authority has also completed the connection of ramp that descends at Vasundhara (near Hindon canal) for vehicles from Raj Nagar Extension towards Indirapuram and nearby areas.

A ramp is also under construction from Vasundhara for commuters who wish to take the elevated road towards Raj Nagar Extension and Meerut. The entire six-lane road is to be constructed over 227 pillars on the 10.3km stretch.

Once complete and operational, the road will relieve the traffic burden at Mohan Nagar intersection, Vasundhara railway underbridge and also over other roads connecting NH-24.