A 14.9 km lengthy stretch of the Grand Trunk (GT) Highway – from Giani Seema close to Delhi’s Dilshad Backyard border to Lal Kuan close to Gautam Buddha Nagar border in Ghaziabad – might be redeveloped by the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Officers conscious of the matter stated on Monday that the work is prone to begin in January.
Whereas the preliminary price of the undertaking was estimated at 125 crore in June this 12 months, it was later revised 550 because of the addition of development flyovers, foot-over-bridges and drainage techniques. Officers additional stated that the work can be accomplished in three phases.
The GT Highway from Giani Seema to Lal Kuan is a busy route that handles site visitors from Sahibabad, Trans-Hindon areas, Mohan Nagar, Hapur Highway, Meerut Highway, Ghanta Ghar, Ghaziabad Railway Station, Chaudhary Mor, other than Nationwide Freeway 9.
The undertaking is conceived by Ghaziabad MP VK Singh, who can also be the Union Minister of State for Highway Transport, Highways and Civil Aviation.
Your entire undertaking is unfold over three phases – a 1.8 km interchange between Lal Kuan and the Delhi Meerut Expressway, adopted by a 3.6 km extension until the tip of the Delhi Gate flyover, and eventually a 9.5 km extension until Giani Seema.
“After the redevelopment, the stretch could have a flyover and underpasses, in addition to at grade highway enhancements. The detailed undertaking report has been ready by NHAI’s consultants and might be accredited by the NHAI headquarter in just a few days. The work will then go to the tendering stage. The acquisition might be achieved by NHAI after the tender is issued,” stated Kuldeep Chauhan, consultant of MP Singh’s workplace.
He stated the redevelopment would come with development of footpaths, foot-over-bridges and cycle paths, in addition to laying sewer traces for correct drainage.
“Perineal congestion at Delhi Gate flyover (Thakurdwara flyover) might be resolved with this undertaking. We reiterate that every one encroachments alongside the highway might be fully eliminated. Work on the undertaking is prone to begin by the tip of the 12 months or by January,” stated Chouhan.
A joint inspection and a drone survey was performed by the Uttar Pradesh Public Works Division (PWD) and NHAI this June, following which a proposal was despatched by the PWD to NHAI to take up the stretch.
“The highway is but to be taken over by NHAI and we’ve already despatched our proposal to them. As this course of is pending, the PWD is getting again to infrastructure enchancment works alongside the stretch. NHAI officers say they’ll take over the highway after the tender is issued,” stated a PWD official, who didn’t want to be named.
When contacted, NHAI’s Venture Director Arvind Kumar declined to touch upon the undertaking and stated a response must be obtained from Gen Singh’s workplace.
Residents stated touring on the 14.9 km stretch was an enormous burden for each day commuters they usually have been pleased that it was lastly being redeveloped.
“There are lengthy jams at Thakurdwara flyover and additional in the direction of Ghanta Ghar, Chaudhary Mor, Daulatpura flyover and Lal Kuan. It is likely one of the most polluted components of the town. Nonetheless, as soon as the undertaking materialises, the commuters of the town will get aid. The residents have been additionally promised a metro hyperlink from Mohan Nagar to Vaishali. However that too has not materialised,” stated city-based environmentalist Akash Vashishtha.