Railways permits GDA to construct part of elevated road over Vasundhara rail line

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 12th September, 2017

GHAZIABAD: The 10.3 km UP Gate-Rajnagar Extension elevated road after missing out on two deadline is finally on track. The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), following hectic parleys with railways, has sought its permission for constructing a portion of elevated road that is to pass from over Vasundhara rail line . In fact, last year NGT had briefly stayed work on a portion of elevated road on the ground that few pillars of elevated road was passing through 'Arthala bird sanctuary' in violation of environmental laws.Being built at a cost of Rs 1248 crore, the six-lane elevated road is touted as the country's longest elevated road to be built on single pier. As per understanding, the railways will give a five-hour window from September 27 to GDA for about a month to carry out construction work on the said section of elevated road, which is otherwise 85 per cent complete. "The commissioner of railway safety has given a go ahead for construction of a portion of elevated road that is to pass from over rail line in Vasundhara and as per understating will be given a five-hour window from September 27 for about a month to wrap up the work on the said section," said GDA vice-chairperson Kanchan Verma.

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GHAZIABAD: The 10.3 km UP Gate-Rajnagar Extension elevated road after missing out on two deadline is finally on track.

The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), following hectic parleys with railways, has sought its permission for constructing a portion of elevated road that is to pass from over Vasundhara rail line .

As per understanding, the railways will give a five-hour window from September 27 to GDA for about a month to carry out construction work on the said section of elevated road, which is otherwise 85 per cent complete."The commissioner of railway safety has given a go ahead for construction of a portion of elevated road that is to pass from over rail line in Vasundhara and as per understating will be given a five-hour window from September 27 for about a month to wrap up the work on the said section," said GDA vice-chairperson Kanchan Verma.

"With civil work on either side of the rail line almost complete, we intend to wrap up the work by November 30 this year as we have already missed two deadlines," added Verma.Earlier, the GDA had paid the railways a sum of Rs 8.26 crore for drawing and design approval of the elevated road on this section.The work on elevated road commenced in November 2014 and the completion date was set for April 29, 2017, but the issues with multiple agencies which had stake in the project like irrigation, forest, railways and irrigation department held up the work.


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