`1,100 cr to decongest Akshardham-Shasrti park-Khazuri khas stretch
New Delhi: In a bid to make easy and smooth connectivity across the densely populated adjoining areas of the north eastern part of Delhi, the central government has approved a 14.75 km six-lane roadway connecting Akhsardham-Geeta Colony-Shasrti park via Khazuri khas over the much awaited demand of local area MPs under the Bharatmala road project for the decongestion of Delhi.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved six lanes NH-709 B of 155 kms connecting Baghpat, Shyamli, Saharanpur, Geeta Colony and Khajuri Khas which will cost Rs 4,405 crore and the foundation of this highway will be laid on January 26, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari informed on Thursday.
Addressing the mediapersons, Delhi BJP president and MP from north east Delhi Manoj Tiwari said, "After winning the Lok Sabha elections, the greatest problem in my area was to solve the problem of traffic jams. I apprised Gadkari about this problem. Today it is a matter of great pleasure for me that in reply, Gadkari approved six lanes NH-709 B of 155 kms connecting Baghpat, Shyamli, Saharanpur, Geeta Colony and Khajuri Khas which will cost Rs 4,405 crore."
"This work will be completed within the next 15 to 20 months under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose motto is 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas', resulting in great convenience to the 55 lakh people of Delhi. This road will be developed as six lanes access controlled road with service roads on both sides. Further from Akshardham to EPE intersection, there is provisionof 19kms of elelvated section, in which delhi will have 14.75 kms, which would help in minimising acquisition of land and segeration of local/ through traffic," he said. "The extimated cost of Akhshadam-Geeta colony-shartri Park-KhazuriKhas Delhi/UP border will be costing around Rs 1100 crore and for 16.57 Km Delhi/Up border- Mandola- EPE intersection will be costing around Rs 1,800 crores," said in statement. Moreover, the bid for the first two package falling in the delhi are being invited by next week.
"Total amount available to all the seven MPs of Delhi is Rs 35 crore for the area development and contrary to it Arvind Kejriwal Government gets Rs 53,000 crore from the Centre for development works but in spite of this Kejriwal's Government has failed to implement schemes for providing basic amenities to the people of Delhi. As the MP of North East Delhi, I have implemented development schemes of Rs 9,000 crore with the help of Central Government," he added.