MoU on Yamuna twin bridge project all set to be finalised
Almost two years after the announcement of construction plans of two bridges across the Yamuna River, the Noida Authority has started the process of finalising Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The authority initiated the move as the projects were approved by the NCR Planning Board, recently. Once constructed, the bridges will provide direct connectivity between Noida and Faridabad as well as ease the traffic snarl on the national Capital roads.
“After getting the green light from the planning board, we have decided to finalise MoU which will be followed by the bidding,” said an official.
As per the plan, one of the bridges will come up on the Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) Expressway in Noida sectors 149A, 150 connecting them with the <g data-gr-id="26">Tilori</g> village in Faridabad. The second one will connect Noida sectors 168, 187-A with Faridabad's Badoli village.
The bridges will be 600 metres long with four lanes on each carriageway. A total of Rs 1,200 crore will be spent on both the projects which will be borne by the authority itself.
“We are working on the projects with the neighbouring state. Once functional, it will reduce travelling time up to 80 <g data-gr-id="27">per cent</g> while commuting between both the cities,” the official said.
The official also claimed that the authority had completed <g data-gr-id="22">feasibility</g> study of both projects earlier and had appointed a consultant for preparing blueprints. Once the construction work starts, both projects are likely to be completed in two years.
“Since the pressure of traffic is increasing, the need of the hour is to connect both cities directly. Currently, commuters coming from Ghaziabad, Hapur, Noida and Greater Noida have to cross Delhi to reach Faridabad. After these bridges are constructed, commuters will be able to reach Haryana without crossing Delhi,” added the official.