The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is contemplating the demolition of the higher part of the present two-lane Thakurdwara flyover on the GT Road to broaden the flyover by two further lanes to accommodate the excessive quantity of site visitors, officers conscious of the matter stated. They added that the proposal kinds an important half of the GT Road redevelopment initiative and is anticipated to boost the mission’s price by an estimated ₹100-125 crore.
NHAI has outlined plans for the redevelopment of a 14-kilometre stretch of GT Road, extending from Gyani Border to Lal Kuan, as a specialised mission. The present projected price stands at roughly ₹395 crore, which incorporates an allocation of ₹110 crore for utility relocation inside the scope of the mission.
Officers stated that the prevailing two-lane flyover poses a big impediment to the redevelopment mission and necessitates widening. The flyover originates close to the New Bus Adda metro station and extends above the bustling industrial space, culminating at Ghanta Ghar.
“We suggest the elimination of the higher phase of the flyover. Instead, metal spans can be positioned alongside the concrete construction, providing a lighter-weight various. This design adjustment will allow the addition of two extra lanes, leading to a four-lane flyover. We’re at the moment evaluating the flyover’s plans and schematics and can quickly arrive at a choice,” stated an officer from NHAI.
The NHAI officer added that the present estimated price of ₹395 crore for the redevelopment mission could expertise an additional enhance of ₹100-125 crores on account of alterations to the flyover design.
“The excellent detailed mission report (DPR) for the redevelopment scheme will bear revision to include the flyover modifications. This, in flip, will result in a rise in prices. Subsequently, the ultimate model of the DPR can be formulated,” the official stated.
Constructed by the Ghaziabad Improvement Authority in 2009, the flyover intersects the GT Road part. Its two-lane configuration, characterised by quite a few bends, contributes to its susceptibility to accidents and restricts its purposeful capability.
“The NHAI intends to boost the flyover’s capability from two lanes to 4, and we are going to furnish them with the up to date flyover designs. This technique has been shared with the Ghaziabad Improvement Authority. Finally, commuters will reap the advantages, given the flyover’s distinguished function and the prevailing site visitors congestion,” stated Manvendra Singh, the performing Chief Engineer of GDA.
The redevelopment mission contains the event of flyovers, widening and beautification of the prevailing GT Road, improvement of the drainage system, and pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, amongst different options.