Ghaziabad: Transmission lines in the way of Hindon elevated road shifted

Officials of the Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) said the high-power transmission lines near Vasundhara have been shifted. The lines transmit electricity from Dadri to the railways’ sub station at Sahibabad.

noida Updated: Jul 22, 2017 22:27 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
Noida,Ghaziabad,Hindon
The Delhi-Ghaziabad railway section near the Hindon barrage divides the elevated road, pegged at Rs1,147.6 crore, into two parts.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)

One of the hindrances to the under-construction Hindon elevated road has been removed with shifting of power transmission lines near Vasundhara. The 10.3km road is proposed to connect Raj Nagar Extension (RNE) with UP Gate on the Delhi-UP border.

Officials of the Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) said the high-power transmission lines near Vasundhara have been shifted. The lines transmit electricity from Dadri to the railways’ sub station at Sahibabad.

“The railways has completed shifting and raising the height of the transmission lines at Vasundhara. With this obstacle cleared, the only major hindrance we have left now is construction of the rail overbridge (ROB) near Hindon barrage,” said Chakresh Jain, executive engineer, GDA.

“Our mechanical launcher is near the Hindon barrage and will move to the ROB area within 15 days. Now, the railways have to start construction of the ROB so that the road construction is completed in time. Otherwise, the project, which has already been delayed by six months, may have to face further delays. We have sent the documents for ROB clearance in April and railways’ nod is awaited,” he added.

The Delhi-Ghaziabad railway section near the Hindon barrage divides the elevated road, pegged at Rs1,147.6 crore, into two parts. The authority said they sent a revised proposal to the railways in April and are awaiting the nod for the ‘launching sequence proposal’ after which work can start for construction of the 75-metre overbridge between two parts of the elevated road.

“So far, 90% of the work on the elevated road is complete. If we get approval for work on the ROB, it will take another four months to complete this portion. For construction of the bridge, we will also need a traffic block thereafter as this railway section has major movement of trains,” Jain said.

The elevated road is designed on single pillars along the Hindon canal and is expected to boost traffic connectivity between Ghaziabad and UP Gate. It had earlier missed its deadline of April 29 this year.

First Published: Jul 22, 2017 22:27 IST