NOIDA: After a delay of almost five years, the Noida Authority has finally taken a step forward to decongest the Noida-Indirapuram stretch along the NH-24.The Authority has completed the survey related to making the Noida-Indirapuram entry signal free and, in a meeting held on Tuesday, it has been decided that work on construction of the five underpasses along NH-24 will begin next month.
The Noida Authority held a detailed meeting with the private consultants regarding the details of the project and informed that a total of five underpasses will come on a six-km stretch along the highway that will in turn open towards Khoda colony, NIB Chowk, Model Town chowki, Hindon Bridge and Pratap Vihar. Two of these underpasses will also have cloverleaves. The Authority and the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) are currently compiling a detailed report of the traffic frequency around these points to decide on the exact design of the underpasses.
As per the current plan, of the five underpasses between Noida and Ghaziabad along NH-24, three will be constructed by the Noida Authority and the remaining two by GDA.
Once constructed, the underpasses will provide great relief to commuters coming from Indirapuram, Vaishali and Vasundhara towards Noida. “The stretch between Lal Kuan and UP Gate along the NH-24 has become a nightmare for commuters. Similarly, in Noida, Model Town, NIB Chowki and Shipra underpass remain clogged with traffic through the day. We wish to ensure that vehicles going to Vaishali, Indirapuram and Vasundhara do not have to use the highway and the underpasses will facilitate just that,” said a senior official.
The project has been delayed several times over the last five years and it was only recently that the National Highway Authority of India decided to revive the project with some changes to finally sort out the traffic chaos on NH-24.