In a bid to provide smoother connectivity as well as relief from traffic jams, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has finalized construction of foot over bridges and underpasses under the phase of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway project. According to the NHAI officials, the plan is to construct three foot over bridges as well as 15 pedestrian underpasses.
Elaborating on the above development, RP Singh, Project Director, NHAI said, “We have given the final approval to the construction of foot over bridges and underpasses so as to facilitate smoother vehicular and pedestrian movement.”
Amongst the three foot over bridges, the first one will be developed between Noida City Center metro station and Indirapuram. This will be 270 m long bridge that will end at CISF exit in Indirapuram.
The other two bridges have been finalized at Chijarsi and Columbia Asia hospital. Both will be 100 m long. “15 Pedestrian underpasses have got approval from the Authority. All these will be 6 m wide and 2.5 m tall.” Singh added.
Apart from these two developments, the NHAI has also given its nod to construct 17 vehicular underpasses as well as a flyover under the second phase of the same project. The estimated cost of this phase of the project is 1989 crore. As per the officials, the work of the second stretch is divided into three parts. While the first stretch between UP Gate to Vijay Nagar is likely to open soon, the work on other two stretches Vijay Nagar-Lal Kuan and Lal Kuan -Dasna is also expediting fast and may open for public in another few months.
An ambitious project of the central and state Govt, the 96 km long Delhi-Meerut expressway will cut the traveling time between the National Capital and Meerut from two and a half hours to just 45 minutes.