Now, commuting to South Delhi via Noida has been made much easier with the inauguration of the 4.8-km elevated road from Vishwa Bharti School in Sector 28 to Sector 61.
The road which was opened to the public on Wednesday evening was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh industries minister Satish Mahana.
State Minister Suresh Rana, Noida MP and state Minister Mahesh Sharma, Noida MLA Pankaj Singh and other senior authority officials were also present at the inaugural ceremony held in a Sector 27 school.
Speaking on the occasion, UP industries minister, Satish Mahana said, "Noida has a vast potential to grow. The district shares its boundaries with the National Capital. We are making all possible efforts to develop such amenities for the public in future also."
Appreciating the work of the Noida Authority, the minister said, "Setting an example, this 4.8-kilometre long road has been completed four months before the scheduled time. We appreciate the work done by the authority in one of the city's biggest infrastructural project."
The Rs 435.44 crore project is the city's first six-lane elevated road which will help cut down significantly on travel time during office hours for those turning into Noida from the expressway or Delhi near Film City as well as for NH-24 traffic from Sector 62.
Commuting to Noida Extension will also become easier now as one can avoid taking the Noida city center road which is affected due to the construction of Metro.
It is expected to ease traffic congestion for over one lakh motorists travelling from Ghaziabad and Greater Noida to South Delhi through Noida.
Those travelling from Noida to Delhi will now enjoy a signal-free ride and, if traffic is smooth, will take less than half an hour to cover.
The road has exit and entry ramps at Nithari, Sector 30 and NTPC Chowk Sector 24 to allow traffic from internal roads to access it. Commuters use the stretch to reach Ghaziabad via NH-24 and parts of East Delhi. Several thousand vehicles also drive towards Noida Extension from Film City.
The project was commissioned in October 2014 when Akhilesh Yadav was in power. Initially, it was scheduled to be completed by October 2016 but was affected by the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) ban on the use of hot-mix plants, which was necessary to prepare construction material
for the road.