The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has accomplished and forwarded the detailed mission report (DPR) for the redevelopment of the 14.9km part of the bustling Grand Trunk (GT) Road which will likely be passing via Ghaziabad metropolis, officers conscious of the event stated.
Officers stated that the DPR estimates the mission price of about ₹628 crore and can embody three elevated stretches to ease and decongest the town site visitors.
In keeping with officers, the DPR has been despatched to NHAI headquarters earlier this week and is slated for dialogue and approval by a committee of officers, together with representatives from Niti Ayog, the NHAI chairman, NHAI board members, and different senior officers.
The redevelopment plan extends from Gyani Border close to the Delhi border to the Lal Kuan intersection, adjoining to the Ghaziabad/Gautam Budh Nagar border. From Lal Kuan, site visitors will encounter the primary elevated part close to a mall near the bustling Chaudhary Morh intersection, heading in direction of the business heart of Ghanta Ghar.
“This will likely be an elevated hall spanning roughly 1.5 kilometres. Subsequently, the second elevated part will likely be a two-laned flyover located alongside the prevailing Thakurdwara flyover. Initially, there have been plans to demolish the higher parts of the Thakurdwara flyover, however this plan has been discarded. The proposal now suggests setting up a two-lane flyover alongside the prevailing one. Thus, one flyover with two lanes will cater to site visitors from Lal Kuan to Mohan Nagar, whereas the opposite will facilitate site visitors from Mohan Nagar to Lal Kuan,” stated an NHAI officer connected to the mission and never authorised to talk to media.
The DPR additionally features a 400-metre flyover proposal aimed toward easing congestion on the busy Meerut crossing intersection, which homes the New Bus Adda metro station and a brand new station for the Regional Speedy Transit System (RRTS) mission.
“The flyover will begin from the Meerut Road facet, guiding site visitors via a curve towards the river Hindon metro station. At that time, the brand new flyover will merge site visitors onto an current GT Road flyover. The mission price of ₹628 crore encompasses ₹128 crore, earmarked for UP companies to cowl utility shifting, drain restructuring, overlays, and many others. The remaining ₹500 crore is meant to be funded by NHAI,” the officer stated.
In keeping with DPR estimates, the redevelopment mission will profit hundreds of commuters who make the most of the GT Road via varied connecting intersections, together with the Delhi Meerut Expressway (DME), Hapur Road, Ambedkar Road, Railway Road, Ramte Ram Road, Delhi Meerut Road, Meerut Crossings, and Mohan Nagar.
Official site visitors movement figures point out about 197,509 automobiles per day on the Mohan Nagar intersection, roughly 106,215 automobiles for DME, roughly 130,108 for Ambedkar Road, round 115,693 for Railway Road, and roughly 140,031 for Hapur Road.
The GT Road section falls underneath the jurisdiction of the UP Public Works Division (PWD). In June 2022, the PWD and NHAI performed a drone survey, after which the PWD proposed that NHAI take over the highway.
“We’re ready handy over the highway to NHAI each time they want, following our proposal. Because of the pending DPR and redevelopment mission, we’ve got avoided endeavor main infrastructure work on the highway. We’re additionally awaiting a duplicate of the DPR,” stated Ram Raja, govt engineer from PWD.
NHAI officers have indicated that after the committee of officers approves the DPR, a completion timeline starting from 24-30 months from the tender award date will likely be decided and finalized.
The redevelopment mission encompasses the event of flyovers, widening, and beautification of the prevailing GT Road, drainage system growth, pedestrian and bike owner pathways, amongst different options.