Noida: Authority inspects Yamuna bridge, to meet Nov 30 deadline

NOIDA: A team from Noida Authority under general manager (Projects) inspected the under-construction six lane on Saturday and issued instructions to concerned teams to expedite work as per the November 30 deadline. Due to recent showers and consequent waterlogging, work had slowed down on the bridge.

Commissioned in 2014, the 120 crore project of the six-lane bridge which will run parallel to the existing Okhla Barrage near Kalindi Kunj has already missed earlier two deadlines of August 2016, which was later extended to March 2017 and now to finally complete by November 30.

“We will complete the bridge by November 30 by when it will be operational. The Yamuna bridge will facilitate connectivity between Sarita Vihar in Delhi, Faridabad and Noida and ease the problem of daily traffic jams on the route,” said Tyagi.

At present, the existing Kalindi Kunj bridge is the only link between Noida and south Delhi. The traffic on this route has grown manifold and the narrow road which caters to about 1,00,000 vehicles daily is no longer sufficient.

The under-construction 574-metre bridge is supported on 15 pillars with a 41-metre distance between the two pillars, and it will have two carriageways of three lanes each. It will also have a central verge and pedestrian pathways on each side.

The new bridge runs between the existing Okhla bridge and the Magenta line metro route. For commuters travelling from Noida to Delhi, the new bridge is located about 120 metres on the left of the existing bridge and 40 metres from the metro route that connects Kalindi Kunj to Botanical Garden.

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