DND repair to restart on Monday

October 7, 2013

Vandana Keelor, TNN

NOIDA: After a gap of nearly two months, the road overlay work at the DND Flyway will restart from Monday, October 7. After being launched on June 8, repairs had been temporarily halted due to onset of the monsoon. Flyway officials said the resurfacing work will be completed by the end of the year and will be undertaken in a phased manner so traffic movement is not affected.

To ensure smooth traffic movement, the toll road operator will avoid repairs during peak hours and the time between 10.30am and 5pm has been fixed to conduct the resurfacing work. “We will study the traffic pattern and decide if more hours, especially during night, can be used for repairs,” said Anwar Abbasi, spokesperson, Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd (NTBCL).

According to officials, the entire stretch has been divided into five 1.5km segments and work will be done in only two lanes of one carriageway of a single section at a time. “On Monday, 1,500 metres (section B) of the Delhi to Noida carriageway will be taken up first. Each carriageway will take approximately a month and a half to complete,” Abbasi said.

DND officials have also taken measures to help commuters. “Apart from installing informatory signages to guide commuters, additional manpower has been deployed to guide the traffic. We will also be providing regular updates via the public address system at the toll plaza. We have also placed CCTV cameras at the repair spots to record any changes in traffic patterns. If we notice any jams, a diversion will immediately be put into place for decongestion,” Abbasi said.

NTBCL said the first phase of repair of the 9km stretch has been completed. “As recommended by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), this involved repairing of minor cracks on the road while larger ones were excavated and corrected. This repair work started on June 8 and was completed in the first week of August,” Abbasi said.

Traffic cops said that even though almost 1 lakh vehicles use DND daily, they do not expect any gridlocks.



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