The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is likely to start the construction work on the proposed grade separator at UP Gate from January 2019 to prevent vehicular jams at the point. The project has been undertaken by the NHAI at the behest of Ghaziabad Development Authority to reduce jams at the entry point of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway in the district.
In June, Ritu Maheshwari, Vice-Chairperson, GDA had asked NHAI to devise a plan to reduce jams at UP Gate after the Hindon Elevated Road was thrown open to vehicles in April. The elevated road directly connects Raj Nagar Extension in Ghaziabad with UP Gate in Delhi. Also, the vehicles bound for Hindon Elevated Road are unnecessarily enmeshed with vehicles bound to travel along NH-24 at UP Gate on Delhi-Ghaziabad border. UP Gate is the starting point of the elevated road as well as the Ghaziabad section of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. The detailed project report of the grade separator is being finalised by a Gurgaon-based private consultant.
“The consultant entrusted by the concessionaire for the detailed design of the expressway has been tasked with preparing the project report of the grade separator. The consultant has been directed to submit the report before the end of December.
Construction work will commence immediately thereafter in January. The tentative plan for the grade separator is to begin it from near Murga Mandi and parallel to NH-24 in Delhi,” said RP Singh, Project Director, NHAI.