Noida: Sector 28-61 elevated road to be opened on June 28
he 4.8km six-lane elevated road from Vishwa Bharti School in Sector 28 to Sector 61 over the existing Master Plan-2 Road bypasses seven intersections, with exits and entries at Nithari, Sector 30, NTPC and Sector 24 to ensure seamless traffic flow.noida Updated: Jun 23, 2017 22:42 IST
Industries minister Satish Mahana is scheduled to open the city’s first elevated road to the public on June 28. The 4.8km six-lane elevated road from Vishwa Bharti School in Sector 28 to Sector 61 over the existing Master Plan-2 Road bypasses seven intersections, with exits and entries at Nithari, Sector 30, NTPC and Sector 24 to ensure seamless traffic flow.
Officials said that the elevated road will ease traffic issues around residential areas of sectors 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 and 33, among others. The authority had opened a 2.8km stretch of the elevated road to streamline traffic movement in October 2016.
The Noida authority officials are busy in preparations ahead of the minister’s visit, who will also review the progress of other under-construction infrastructure projects. Suresh Rana, minister of state (independent), sugarcane, sugar mills and industrial development is also likely to accompany Mahana, officials said.
“We have completed the major construction work on the elevated road. We are giving it finishing touches and will ensure that the elevated road is ready before June 28,” SC Mishra, project engineer of the Noida authority and in-charge of the elevated road project, said.
The authority is planning to organise an event at an open venue such as the Noida Stadium for the minister to address the public.
Work on the road was started on October 14, 2014. Initially, the project was scheduled to be completed by October 2017. However, the authority officials were directed by the Samajwadi Party government to complete it by 2016, in advance of the assembly elections. But the work got delayed because the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned the use of hot mix plants, which were necessary to prepare construction material for the elevated road.
“We could resume construction of the elevated road only after NGT on May 8, 2017, temporarily lifted the ban on hot mix plants. Work was delayed due to the NGT order, but we have finally completed the project,” a Noida authority official said.
Due to the construction work over Master Plan-2 Road, motorists have been facing snarls due to the project. Also, residents of colonies situated along the elevated road have been complaining of pollution caused by dust from the construction activity.
“Residents will not face any problems and motorists can enjoy a smooth ride. The issues of dust and air pollution on this route have already been addressed with patchwork on the road under the elevated stretch. Commuters should look forward to a hassle-free 5-kilometre ride,” the official said.