The design for the 5.5km six-lane elevated road that is to come up from Chilla regulator area in Mayur Vihar Phase 1 and go on to Mahamaya flyover on Noida Expressway along the Shahdara drain is now ready.
The UP State Bridge Corporation, which got the design done by a Mumbai-based consulting firm, has sent the same to IIT-Delhi for approval and it is expected back next week, following which the Noida Authority will start the construction work, officials said.
While the Rs 650-crore project was approved by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on January 25, after a delay of six years when it was first proposed, the Noida Authority had already begun the initial work of survey and cleaning of the area.
“We are now waiting for the design to be approved by IIT-Delhi after which we will be giving a presentation on the project to the CEO of Noida Authority next week. After that, we will begin construction work,” Rajeev Tyagi, General Manager, Noida Authority, told TOI on April 17.
Once constructed, the proposed elevated road is expected to remove daily traffic snarls between Delhi and Noida, especially on the two-kilometre stretch which passes through Noida sectors 14A, 15A and 16A between Mayur Vihar Phase 1 and Noida Expressway, thereby reducing travel time as well.
Tyagi said while the iron and steel casts would be made at the Sector 35 yard, the fabrication of the structure will be done at the site. “The foundation will be in pile form, its sub-structure will entail a single solid pier and super structure will have spine and wing arrangement. Once complete, the road will have LED lights and beautified from recycled materials such as planters, along with water harvesting points,” Tyagi added.
Though the expected time frame to complete the project is 42 months, the Authority wants to make the road operational in phases. “We are looking at the possibility to release the first ramp near Sector 14A from the Chilla regulator near Mayur Vihar once it’s completed. This is mostly to ensure that the project remains lively and utilised while the remaining stretch is being built,” the GM said.
Meenakshi Sinha, The Times of India, Delhi/NCR