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Noida Authority plans 5 km elevated road to decongest MP-1 road

The Noida Authority is planning to construct an elevated road between Rajnigandha Chowk and Sector 57 to decongest the Master Plan (MP)-1 road.

The Noida Authority is planning to construct an elevated road between Rajnigandha Chowk and Sector 57 to decongest the Master Plan (MP)-1 road.

A proposal is being prepared by the civil department to construct the four-lane, 5km elevated road on single pillars at an investment of Rs 460 crore, officials have said.

Discussions are also going on to decide the number of loops that should be made on the elevated road to provide better connectivity to industrial and residential sectors along the stretch, according to officials.

Noida’s DGM (Civil) Shripal Bhati said, “A proposal is going to be presented before CEO Ritu Maheshwari this week for approval. If the project gets her nod, then further action like the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) will be taken up.”

The MP-1 road, which connects to DND flyway on Rajnigandha’s side and Ghaziabad on the other, sees huge traffic throughout the day. The Authority has made several U-turns on the road to make it a signal-free stretch, but that has not been able to resolve the issue. Rush hours report heavy congestion on the road, even as commuters are forced to spend a lot of time manoeuvring through the jam.

Officials said they had been looking into various ways to decongest the stretch, and construction of an elevated road looked like one viable option. Notably, a plan was prepared to build a smaller elevated road between Sector 10 and Sector 12-22 trisection in 2012, but it could not be put into action.

Meanwhile, a city mobility and safety plan for the city is also being prepared by the Authority in view of the requirements of the next 15 years and master plan 2031.

A proposal has been prepared by the Noida traffic cell in this regard, according to officials.

Once approved by senior officials, a consultant company will be hired to assist the Authority in preparing the plan which will include the preparation of new infrastructure projects (flyovers and elevated roads), traffic plans based on vehicular movements, road marking and signage among others.

The last time such a plan was prepared was in 2012, officials said.

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