Faridabad-Badarpur flyover to just beat Games deadline

April 8, 2008

With the authorities rushing up to complete all the projects related to road infrastructure before Commonwealth Games in 2010, commuters taking the Badarpur-Faridabad road can expect a smooth ride on this stretch by September 2010.

According to sources in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the Badarpur-Faridabad 6-lane elevated highway at a cost of Rs 340 crore is expected to be completed by September 2010. NHAI has already shortlisted five bidders for the 4.4 km signal-free road and the work is likely to be awarded by this June.

This proposed elevated corridor, to be built on BOT basis, will be a crucial link between Delhi and Faridabad. The proposed road will start from near NTPC, Badarpur and will end near Sector-37 crossing in Faridabad. The entire elevated corridor has five major intersections (two in Delhi and three in Haryana) namely NTPC junction, Sarai junction, Jaitpur junction, Mehrauli junction and Sector-37 junction.

Frequent traffic jams are reported from this road due to heavy traffic and encroachments and on average commuters spend over half an hour to cross this stretch on NH-2.

The elevated corridor will do away with all the seven junctions on this stretch. There will be three subways on the road for pedestrians.

The commuters using the elevated road will have to pay toll tax, said an NHAI official, adding that there will be two toll gates – one at Delhi-Faridabad border and the other near Sector-37 in Faridabad. The toll rates will be announced when the stretch gets operational, said the official. However, commuters using the ground road will not pay any toll. According to the project plan, the concessionaire will construct and maintain the entire project including the ground level roads for the period of 20 years.

While the NHAI had prepared the detail project report way back in 2004, it got delayed due to various “political” and “procedural reasons”.

“Haryana government gave the clearance in 2006, but Delhi government and Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) cleared it only in January this year. But now there will be no extension to the deadline of the project since everything has been cleared and the required land is acquired,” said an NHAI official.

Source: indiatimes.com

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