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Noida Sector 94 underpass to be ready by September

The underpass is expected to ease congestion at Kalindi Kunj barrage, as the motorists commuting to and from Sector 94 and Sector 16A will use the new underpass once its opened.

noida Updated: Jun 09, 2017 00:03 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
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The Noida Authority is planning to complete work of Sector 94 underpass by August end this year. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo )

The Noida authority has decided to open Sector 94 underpass to public by September this year.

The underpass was planned with an intention to improve connectivity between Delhi and Noida near Kalindi Kunj Barrage.

The project was inaugurated by the then Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on April 2, 2013. The Noida authority was scheduled to complete the underpass by June 2015.

The authority had completed 36 percent work on the project, when it hit a roadblock. The owners of the land, including farmers and vendors, moved Allahabad High Court in 2014 against the authority.

The High Court stayed construction of the underpass following landowners’ petition, and the work was stalled for almost two years. However, on November 24, 2016, the High Court allowed the authority to construct the underpass on the 2,300 square metre land.

The authority has completed 65 percent of the construction till date and the remaining work is underway. “The work of laying 45-metre-long slab is in full swing. We have decided to complete the 800-metre-long underpass by August end this year, so that we can open it in September,” said DS Upadhyay, additional chief executive officer of the Noida Authority.

“Motorists facing congestion on Kalindi Kunj Bridge will be benefitted from this underpass. We had submitted a 3D plan of the facility and provided real-time traffic details, along with information, to the court. The High Court had allowed the construction of the underpass because it is crucial to streamline connectivity between Noida and Delhi,” said another official of the Noida authority.

At present, the existing Kalindi Kunj Barrage faces huge traffic congestion daily. Condition goes from bad to worse during peak hours during morning and evening.

“Once this underpass will be ready, congestion at road that leads to Kalindi Kunj will be eased because motorists going to and from Sector 94 and Sector 16A will travel through the underpass,” said the official.

First Published: Jun 09, 2017 00:02 IST