Greater than three many years and a number of other funding and land-related disputes later, the work on the 43km-long expressway which can join Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad — and decongest roads within the nationwide capital — is ready to be revived collectively by the Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments, officers mentioned on Sunday.
The Noida authority, together with different companies involved, is ready to undertake building of the much-awaited undertaking and open it to present clean connectivity to commuters travelling amongst completely different nationwide capital area (NCR) cities, together with Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram.
Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Durga Shankar Mishra on Friday, throughout a digital assembly with Noida authority officers, issued instructions to revive the undertaking.
The Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) Expressway was conceived at a price of ₹1,000 crore method again in 1989 with an goal to decongest Delhi roads of vehicular strain, as it could assist commuters attain Faridabad and Ghaziabad with out coming into the Capital. The undertaking, nevertheless, was stalled amid dispute between UP and Haryana governments over the funding sample of a 600metre-long bridge, which was part of the undertaking, to be constructed throughout Yamuna river. The bridge was supposed to be constructed close to Noida’s Mangroli village.
“However now each the states have agreed to share 50% of the bridge value. The Public Works Division (PWD) will construct this bridge, with Noida and Faridabad sharing the associated fee. The remaining stretches on it will likely be constructed by the respective metropolis companies,” mentioned Prabhas Kumar, extra chief government officer of the Noida authority.
The Noida authority has been directed to full the brief stretches within the metropolis by year-end, officers mentioned.
PWD will prepared an in depth undertaking report (DPR) after which begin work on bridge, mentioned officers.
The Noida authority in 2013-14 accomplished 70% of the work on the 17km-long FNG expressway stretch falling within the metropolis. Nevertheless, the remaining work remained disrupted for a lot of years for numerous causes, together with land disputes.
Later In 2015, the whole undertaking was taken over by the Nationwide Highways Authority of India and its size prolonged to 75km however the work on it was by no means began owing to land dispute with the Haryana authorities.
“We’ll construct an elevated highway above Chhijarsi village, the place FNG is passing by, and an underpass under the Noida-Larger Noida Expressway, apart from finishing some remaining small spots,” mentioned Kumar.
The FNG expressway was a part of the Jap Peripheral Expressway.
In Noida, it majorly covers 13 sectors — 117, 118, 121, 119, 142, 159, 141, 160, 162, 163, 164, 156 and 158.
“Presently, motorists use solely the three kilometre-long stretch which connects Chhijarsi (at NH-24 close to Ghaziabad) with a highway connecting Noida-Larger Noida West (Noida Extension). A virtually 9km-long FNG stretch (Chhijarsi-Sorkha, Sector 117), nevertheless, is prepared until Sector 117 which homes under-construction condominium complexes. However for the reason that FNG expressway is closed at Sector 117, motorists are unable to use it. The work at Sector 117 level is halted due to land disputes. A stretch of the expressway can also be prepared in elements until Dadri highway after which until Noida Expressway. However, since it’s partially incomplete, motorists are unable to use it to journey inside Noida,” mentioned a Noida authority official.
Residents, who’ve lately moved into condominium complexes in sectors 119 and 120 demand that the FNG expressway be constructed on the earliest.
“Because the FNG is incomplete, we expertise visitors congestion day by day whereas commuting. We fail to perceive why the Noida authority can’t even full small stretches on this e-way on which a number of group housing societies are positioned,” mentioned Ajay Kumar, a resident of Sector 119.
“We’ll comply with no matter phrases have been agreed upon with the UP authorities over the FNG expressway undertaking,” mentioned a Haryana authorities official, requesting anonymity.
Atul Kumar Gupta, president of Noida chapter of the UP architects’ affiliation, mentioned, “The Noida authority should full the work on this undertaking immediately as a result of 1000’s of residents live alongside this highway and dealing with large points. It’s going to enhance progress and deal with visitors congestion points if it turns into purposeful.”