Authority to spend Rs 97.66 crore on widening of Noida-Greater Noida e-way underpass
The existing underpass has only one lane for to and fro movement, thereby causing congestion. The authority will build a 10.5metre wide underpass on 25km expressway.noida Updated: Jan 25, 2018 13:16 IST
Uttar Pradesh excise minister Jai Pratap Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the widening of an underpass linking Sector 44 with Sector 125 near the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway to ensure smooth traffic flow.
He also inaugurated projects for developing new industrial sectors. The projects to be undertaken by the Noida authority include widening of an existing underpass on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and development of two new industrial areas — sectors 155 and 156.
The widening of the underpass was approved in 2014 with an aim to ensure smooth flow of traffic between Sector 125 and Sector 44. However, the work was started in the last three years. Since the existing underpass is narrow, motorists face problems using the facility, officials said.
The existing underpass has only one lane for to and fro movement, thereby causing congestion. The authority will build a 10.5metre wide underpass on 25km expressway.
“Work on widening the underpass is expected to start soon. Our target is to complete the work within the next 10 to 18 months. Widening of the underpass is important because motorists face jams while crossing to the other side,” Alok Tandon, chief executive officer, Noida authority, said.
The authority will spend Rs 97.66 crore on the widening project. The underpass is located at a distance of 2.36 kilometres from the zero point of the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
The Noida authority will spend Rs 17.51 crore on the development of a dedicated industrial in Sector 155. The estimated cost of developing another industrial area, Sector 156, is Rs 14.54 crore. These industrial sectors are located along the expressway.
“We will spend Rs 17.51 crore on the development of a dedicated industrial in Sector 155. An estimated amount of Rs 14.54 crore has been earmarked for Sector 156 to develop roads, sewage network, drainage, parks and other basic facilities that are needed in the industrial sector,” Tandon said.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the Noida authority to focus on setting up industries instead of developing residential areas. The authority has already allotted 121 industrial plots to applicants in Sector 155. It is likely to allot industrial plots in Sector 156 as well. The authority will complete development of industrial sectors within the next 10 to 18 months.
“The UP government wants to set up industries with an aim to create employment and boost economic growth in the region,” an official of the Noida authority said.