To boost the connectivity between Noida and Faridabad, NCR Planning Board has given its nod to build two 600-meter bridges at Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) expressway. These two bridges will be funded and constructed by the Noida Authority and the National Highways Authorities of India (NHAI). After being stuck between the two governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for long, these two separate projects will finally start by mid-2017.
Noida Authority officials are extremely optimistic about this project and expect it to start soon as they have already finished with the homework including soil testing, hydraulic model study and preparing the detailed project report. The bridge will be located on 75-meter wide FNG road passing between sectors 168 and 187A.
R. S. Raghav, Noida’s Project Engineer, informed that the Haryana government with the help of NHAI has agreed to construct two 5-6 kms length approaching roads for the bridge on their side. NHAI will also construct the second bridge passing between sectors 149A and 150.
“Currently, we have estimated the cost of the bridge at Rs 263 crore, but now we have to prepare a detailed estimate of the project according to the new plan. This will take us about 4-5 months, after which we will initiate the tenders for the project,” adds Mr. Raghav. “Once construction starts, the bridge is likely to be ready within two years.”
These two bridges will bring greater relief to almost 2 lakh commuters who can reach Haryana from Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad without crossing Delhi. This will save lots of precious time and fuel costs.
Source: ET Realty