Measures being taken up to control traffic snarls: GDA VC
The Ghaziabad Development Authority is mulling hard to curb on the increasing problem of traffic in the city. The Authority on Saturday highlighted the measures which will be taken up by them in the near future to ensure seamless flow of traffic in the city which include several infrastructural and civic development projects which will reduce the commuting time from the city.
In an exclusive interaction with Millennium Post, Ghaziabad Development Authority's Vice Chairman Kanchan Verma said, "The city is bearing an acute problem of traffic. The increasing number of vehicles and the migrant population from the nearby states has led to the massive traffic snarls, not only in the peak hours but the normal hours as well".
"In the wake of this, the GDA has sought to introduce various much needed infrastructural projects in the city which includes flyovers, underpasses and widening of roads. This will also include the removal of illegal encroachments plying in the city which are also a major reason behind the slow movement of traffic which sometimes leads to longs queues of vehicles in the busy hours," added Verma.
The VC further highlighted the upcoming infrastructural projects which includes a railway overbridge (ROB) in the Dhobi Ghat area and a grade separator over GT Road in Ghaziabad.
"If everything goes well, both the projects are expected to get completed by the end of this year," said the GDA's senior official.
"The grade separator and the flyover, is being constructed to provide a smooth passage to those using the newly constructed NH-24 to NH-58 Link Road. As per the plan, such commuters will move below the flyover while those moving from Ghaziabad towards Hindon bridge will use the grade separator. This will provide seamless passage on both routes," said the Vice-chairman.
The other projects include construction of the flyover at Vasundhara intersection which will make it a signal-free zone and the 10.3-km long six-lane Hindon elevated road, which is proposed to connect Raj Nagar Extension with UP Gate.
"The elevated road is aimed to provide seamless connectivity for commuters to move to UP Gate from Ghaziabad. The project is presently under construction and is expected to end very soon," she said.
Apart from these, the construction of metro and the widening of NH-24 between UP Gate on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border and Dasna in UP will include construction of 15 underpasses and a flyover to make the 20-km stretch signal-free.
The GDA will also have a discussion with the traffic management department to enable a proper traffic management system by implanting traffic lights at the major intersections of the city.