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New Jewar MLA takes up road repair issues with two authorities

Jewar’s newly elected BJP MLA Dhirendra Singh met Greater Noida and Yamuna expressway authorities demanding road repair and a women’s college

noida Updated: Mar 14, 2017 22:57 IST
Hindustan Times
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The Greater Noida authority began road repair work on Kherli Morh the same day, following the MLA’s demand.

Newly elected Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh on Tuesday met the chief executive officers (CEOs) of both the Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities and asked them to act on issues related to Jewar, including repairing a road from Kherli Morh to Sikandarabad and setting up a college for women.

“The roughly 8km stretch connecting Jewar to Mirzapur and Rabupura is worn out. It is difficult to commute on this stretch. The road connects Noida and Delhi with several other areas,” Singh said.

He met Deepak Agarwal, CEO of Greater Noida authority, who he said assured him of action.

“I took up the matter with the authority officials this morning and they informed me in the evening that repair work at Kherli Morh has started and will be completed in a week,” Singh said.

The BJP MLA also met Arun Vir Singh, CEO, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida), and demanded construction of interchanges on the Yamuna expressway near Rustampur, for the convenience of those living in Jewar and nearby villages.

“The Jaypee Group, which constructed the expressway, did not construct interchanges near Jewar, which causes inconvenience to hundreds of commuters every day. Earlier, we had staged several demonstrations for construction of interchanges on the expressway near Jewar, but nothing has happened so far. Hence, I appealed to the authority,” Singh said.

He added that Yeida officials have assured him that they will put up the proposal in their next board meeting and allocate funds towards construction of interchanges.

Singh also requested the authority to construct a women’s degree college in the town.

“Jewar does not have a separate college for women. Many girls do not pursue further education once they complete their class 12,” he said.

Singh said Yeida officials assured him that the matter will be taken up in the next board meeting and, accordingly, further action will be taken for the construction of the women’s college.

Bringing a women’s degree college to Jewar was one of Singh’s poll promises, apart from construction of an international airport and revival of small-scale industries in the area.

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“I have spoken to Singh and the matter of road repair will be taken care of as per rules. The other issues will be discussed in the board meeting,” Aggarwal said.

First Published: Mar 14, 2017 22:57 IST