The Ghaziabad Development Authority plans to spend heavily on developing the city’s infrastructure in 2015-16. GDA has reserved a bulk of expenditure on development of various infrastructure works in the city.
- A total of Rs. 1500 Crore was earmarked by the board on Monday for expenditure in various infrastructure works including extension of:
- The Delhi Metro from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand
- The Hindon Elevated Road
- The proposed 21-km Northern Peripheral Road
- The proposed Northern Peripheral Road – from Dasna Toll Plaza on NH-24 to Tila Mod near Delhi, has got the major boost in the budget with Rs. 150 Crore reserved for construction work of the first phase of the project. Work on this corridor will be completed in three phases, with the first phase beginning from NH-58 and ending at Hindon.
- An additional Rs. 70 Crore has been reserved for construction of a bridge, which is a part of the first phase of the proposed Northern Peripheral Road project.
- The proposed six-lane expressway would be 45-metre wide.
“Around Rs. 45 Crore has been earmarked for the construction of a new flyover near Hapur Chungi. This flyover, which was originally planned to have six lanes, will now be built as a four-lane project. A sum of Rs. 25 Crore has been allocated for construction work of cycle tracks alongside various stretches of roads in the city. In the near future, a new cycle track will be constructed alongside the green belt stretching from Hindon Air Force base to Tulsi Niketan,” said GDA Vice-Chairman Santosh Yadav.
Sources: TOI / HT