Ghaziabad: Major proposals cleared for improving infrastructure
Apart from this,four major works of 3km elevated road, Hindon riverfront development and cultural centre near river Hindon have been put to feasibility study and will be placed in the next meeting.Updated: Jan 30, 2018 23:10 IST
The Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) on Tuesday cleared proposals worth Rs190 crore for improving the city’s infrastructure.
The major works cleared by the infrastructure development committee, headed by divisional commissioner (Meerut), include Rs20 crore mechanised basement parking at Raj Nagar district centre and Rs20 crore construction work of a new bridge on Hindon, replacing the old bridge which developed cracks last year and was shut for vehicular movement.
Apart from this,four major works of 3km elevated road, Hindon riverfront development and cultural centre near river Hindon have been put to feasibility study and will be placed in the next meeting, an official of the authority said.
“The mechanised parking will be of two levels at the basement and the surface will be landscaped. The project is being prepared now. This will considerably help reduce pollution at RDC, which is a prime shopping and food hub. After parking, the visitors will be able to hop on to electric vehicles to move to different areas of RDC. The idea of the parking is to make RDC a vehicle free zone,” superintending engineer of the GDA, SS Verma said.
Funds of Rs20 crore have been earmarked for strengthening the Ganga water supplies to Indirapuram and also the locality sewage network. Earlier, the residents had moved court in a bid to get relief from the persistent issue of sewage overflow.
“Funds of Rs6 crore have been allocated for revamping the old city heritage gates, including Dasna Gate, Sihani Gate, Delhi Gate and Jawahar Gate. The project will also include the gates of collectorate and GDA headquarters. All the gates will be revamped, beautified and decorated with lighting,” Verma said.
Nearly Rs50 crore have also been earmarked to be paid to the electricity department for the underground electricity cabling work which are already going on in the district. The entire project is around Rs500 crore and the GDA has decided to contribute its share.
Of the infra funds, the projects next slotted for clearance are the Hindon river front development for Rs20 crore and also a cultural centre near the river banks for Rs5 crore.
The other major proposed project that will be placed next is the 3km long elevated road project which will be three lane restricted road on each side from busy area of Ghanta Ghar to Bhatia Morh on GT Road.
The GT Road area from Ghanta Ghar to Bhatia Morh is heavily congested with large commercial and residential settlements adjacent to the road.
“For this elevated road project, the authority will provide Rs85 crore and the remaining funds will be sought from public works department or the state administration. Another Rs5 crore have been proposed for installation of traffic signals across the city. These proposals have now been put to feasibility study and will be placed in the next meeting,” Verma added.
First Published: Jan 30, 2018 23:10 IST