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Noida to spend ₹250 crore to refurbish all roads

Residents often complain of potholed roads impeding traffic and troubling motorists on arterial roads

noida Updated: Oct 15, 2017 22:24 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
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A broken road in Noida’s Sector 28.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

The Noida authority has decided to refurbish all city roads, including internal roads in residential and industrial areas, with a tentative budget of ₹250 crore. Noida authority chief executive officer Alok Tandon had sought estimates for road repair and resurfacing from all circle offices. Circle officers in ten areas have already submitted the budget estimates for all roads in their respective areas for final approval.

Residents frequently complain of pothole-ridden roads that cause problems to motorists on arterial roads such as Master Plan-II, III, Road Number 6 and Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera Road, including internal roads.

“I have directed all officials to prepare a plan of broken roads in their respective areas and start the process of road repair and road resurfacing. We will not only refurbish main roads, but also the internal roads. Our aim is to ensure a smooth flow of traffic to motorists,” said Alok Tandon chief executive officer of the Noida authority.

Noida residents have been calling for road repair for a long time. After formation of the state government in March, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had directed the officials in each city to make all roads pothole free. The Noida authority had set June 15 as the deadline to repair all roads. Later the deadline was extended to May end. The authority had repaired potholes on many roads.

However, the repaired patches had been washed away in the rain at a majority of places, again causing problems to motorists.

Residents specifically pointed out the poor conditions of roads in sector 63, 67, 63B, 62, 105 and 93 among others.

As per the plan, the authority is planning to issue tenders for road resurfacing in October end after completing all necessary procedures.

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Noida has around 800 km of roads, including all main and arterial roads.

“Around 25% of the total 800-km stretch needs either repair or resurfacing. The authority resurfaces roads after every three years. And the contractor that resurfaces a road has the responsibility to keep repairing it for the initial six months,” said another Noida authority official.