Several road infrastructure projects to ease traffic flow in Noida got the green signal from Noida Authority in a high-level committee meeting held on Monday. The committee, formed to upgrade road infrastructure, approved seven projects. Makeover plans include four underpasses, two elevated roads and a flyover.
One of the elevated roads will be along Master Plan Road-II between Film City and the Uflex crossing with a cloverleaf at the City Center crossroads. “The 6 km road is proposed to start from Vishwa Bharti School (Sector 28) and link Shopprix Mall (Sector 61) with an exit at City Center (Sector 32),” said Rajeev Kumar, chief project engineer. Commuters use the stretch to reach Ghaziabad via NH-24 and East Delhi.
The second elevated road is proposed to be constructed near the Dadri-Surajpur-Chalera (DSC) road. This 5.5 km road will be of six lanes and connect to a flyover near Bhangel.
According to officials, once the committee studies the proposed projects in detail and seeks design approvals from IIT-Delhi, tenders will be finalized. The elevated road projects had been shelved last year by the former CEO of Noida Authority, Sanjeev Saran, who had reasoned that making roads signal-free through construction of underpasses was more economical than building elevated roads. “The committee will review the status of projects. They will then be finalized after approvals from the Authority CCEO,” said AK Goel, chief maintenance engineer.
Committee members also reviewed old plans and Detailed Project Reports of several infrastructure projects during their meeting on Monday. The old DPRs of four underpasses and a flyover have been reviewed for a re-launch. These are proposed to be located on Master Plan Road-III at City Center crossing, Sectors 94, 95 crossing, Sectors 71, 72, 51, 52 junction and on NH 24-Model Town crossing. “A flyover will be constructed at the junction of Sectors 71, 72, 51 and 52,” said Rajeev Kumar.