Noida Authority's three ambitious projects - an elevated corridor and two underpasses on Dadri-Surajpur-Chalera (DSC) Road and near Mamura crossing - seem to be gaining momentum. The Authority on Thursday initiated a request for proposal to appoint a management consultant for the projects aimed at decongesting some of the city's busiest intersections.
Officials said the consultant will be finalized by February 23rd after which construction will start. The consultant will be responsible for supervising construction activities, including monitoring and quality control. A pre-bid meeting for selection of the consultant has been fixed for February 11, while the last date for submissions of technical bids is February 23.
The elevated road and an underpass at DSC Road and another underpass at Mamura crossing will focus on decongesting the clogged up stretches in Noida. With Noida caught in a continuous traffic jam due to the ever-increasing vehicle density, the city desperately needs major traffic solutions. The three proposed projects will bring great relief for commuters.
According to officials, the elevated road will come up on DSC Road from Sectors-41 to Sector-49 crossing to the crossroads of Sectors-82 and 110 (NEPZ). It will begin near Aghapur village in Sector-41 and motorists will be able to travel towards Barola in the Sector-49 area, Salarpur and Bhangel up to SEZ near Sector-82 T-point. Once construction starts in April this year, the 6-km, 6-lane (3 lanes on each carriageway) elevated road is expected to be completed in about three years.
The flyover will also have a passage for ingress and egress and is estimated to cost about Rs 600 crore. The DSC Road is one of the busiest stretches in the city and traffic jams, particularly during peak hours, are a regular occurrence on it. The situation is made worse by the fact that the stretch between Barola village near Sectors-49 and Sector-82 is very narrow and heavily encroached upon. Once complete the road is expected to provide relief to scores of commuters frequenting the stretch.
According to officials, the two underpasses will give commuters signal-free connectivity between Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad and are likely to be completed within a year and a half.
While one underpass will be near the crossing of Sectors-60, 62, 66 and 64, the second underpass will be located at the crossings of Sectors-47, 49, 104 and 107 on DSC Road. Tenders for the first underpass project are expected to be floated next month and work is likely to start within two months. This underpass will cost Rs 80 crore.
Estimated to come up at a cost of Rs 60 crore, the second underpass is at the estimate stage and tenders will be floated next month. Construction is likely to start by April.